Mr. Morano is a veteran in the consumer products industry with 37 years of experience. Most recently with L'Oreal Maybelline NY ~ Garnier, Jim held various positions as the C&S team leader, regional manager and leading the Dollar Channel. Prior to L'Oreal, Jim held various management positions at Crossmark from 2000 thru 2010. Mr. Morano led the Private Label in-house broker team at the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company supporting sales of $1.0 billion, division manager for the Mid-Atlantic, Ahold director of operations and senior vice president of Crossmark HBC Northeast. Prior to Crossmark, Mr. Morano was senior vice president and co-owner of Keystone Howley White until the company was acquired by Crossmark. Mr. Morano also held management positions at E&J Gallo Winery and Unilever early in his career.
"Rao's is an iconic brand with the best-selling super premium marinara sauce in the market," said Frank Pellegrino, Sr., the company's co-founder, chairman of the board and largest shareholder. "We are very excited about Eric and Jim joining Rao's Specialty Foods and driving the company forward into the next generation."
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SOURCE Rao's Specialty Foods, Inc.