Community Coffee Company Names Ryan Schemmel VP of Grocery Sales Division

Baton Rouge, LA, December 2017 — Community Coffee Company, the largest family-owned and operated coffee brand in the United States, announced today that Ryan Schemmel has been named vice president of the Grocery Sales Division (GSD). Ryan brings nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, digital development, and grocery with a focus on e-commerce growth and strategy to his new role.

“Ryan has a strong strategic agility and deep understanding of marketing and commerce,” said David Belanger, president and CEO of Community Coffee Company. “He’s an excellent leader, and we’re thrilled that he’ll be bringing his expertise and unparalleled drive for growth to this position.”

Ryan Schemmel joined Community Coffee Company in August 2017 as the leader of the Grocery National Account Team. Prior to this, he served as vice president of a national condiment company, where he was responsible for one-third of the company’s retail business. Schemmel has also held several positions with other national and international retail brands.

Schemmel has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi. He will assume his new role in January 2018.

Schemmel replaces retiring Senior Vice President of Sales Steve Frantz, who provided 33 years of service to Community Coffee Company.

About Community Coffee Company
Now in its 98th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% Arabica coffee beans. For additional information, visit or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

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