Endangered Species Chocolate has announced that Brent Robinson has joined the company as its new Director of Operations. Robinson will oversee all operations activities including production, sanitation and warehouse. He will be an integral part of the continued expansion of the company.
Robinson has worked in the food industry since graduating from Ball State University in 2002. He has extensive background in both quality and production and most recently served as an Operations Supervisor for Mead Johnson Nutrition in Zeeland, Mich. He has received certifications from Barry Callebaut and AIB International, along with extensive training in LEAN manufacturing. ESC feels confident that Robinson’s background will support the company’s growing product demand by increasing and improving operating efficiency.
“We are excited to add Robinson to our team,” says Curt Vander Meer, CEO of Endangered Species Chocolate. “We feel confident that Robinson’s multi-layered experience in manufacturing will strongly support our company’s rapid growth strategy and launch of several new products in the upcoming year.”
Robinson is joining the company at a time when it’s experiencing continued growth in the natural food industry. To keep up with this growth, the company is looking to extend its operations system with additional equipment and employees in the upcoming year. All these factors reflect the growing appeal of Endangered Species Chocolate.
“We’ve experienced more growth this year than we originally anticipated,” says Vander Meer. “We’re encouraged that this growth not only reflects that consumers love our product but also support our company’s core mission and 10 percent GiveBack.”