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S&D Coffee & Tea Appoints Ging As Vice President of Strategic Development

Andrea Simrell - Tracy GingS&D Coffee & Tea, the largest coffee and tea manu­fac­turer and supplier to restau­rants and conve­nience stores in America, has named Tracy Ging vice pres­i­dent of strategic devel­op­ment. In this role, Ging will support President and CEO Ron Hinson in eval­u­ating and imple­menting strate­gies to support the company’s continued growth.

“S&D has tremen­dous oppor­tu­ni­ties to not only grow its core busi­ness and pres­ence within the food­ser­vice industry, but also expand into other chan­nels and product lines, and in this new role, Tracy will help us accel­erate toward that vision,” said Hinson.

Bringing a wealth of expe­ri­ence in the coffee and tea indus­tries, Ging returns to the company where she previ­ously held the posi­tion of vice pres­i­dent of sustain­ability and strategic initia­tives. In addi­tion to her time with S&D, she has served as a corpo­rate devel­op­ment advisor to various global compa­nies and has over 10 years of expe­ri­ence on exec­u­tive manage­ment teams designing strate­gies for growth and enhanced compet­i­tive­ness.

Her exten­sive inter­na­tional busi­ness expe­ri­ence, includes helping build Da Vinci Gourmet’s market share in Northern Europe and Japan, estab­lishing the Coffee Quality Institute’s programs in 15 coffee producing coun­tries, and most recently, leading the merger between the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe. Ging is currently Chair of World Coffee Research and on the Board of Directors for the Specialty Coffee Association.

“I am really fortu­nate to be back at S&D. The company has had an impres­sive track record, and I am excited to help them continue on that trajec­tory,” said Ging.
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