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Idahoan Hires Craig Gentry as New Vice President of Foodservice

Idaho Falls, ID (September 4, 2018) – Idahoan Foods is pleased to announce and welcome Craig Gentry as Vice President of Foodservice. In this newly created role, Craig will report to the President and CEO, Drew Facer. Craig is charged with leading the Foodservice division of Idahoan Foods, with direct accountability for foodservice sales, marketing, trade allowance and school bid teams.​

Craig has a strong pedigree in foodservice, having served in a variety of sales, operations and executive roles at Unilever and most recently working as the Managing Director of Accelerynt, a business to business consulting company. Craig has a proven track record of success in business development and results delivery on a national and international basis. In addition, he is skilled at facilitating long-term business relationships with both customers and industry luminaries. 

“We are thrilled to bring Craig in to provide a laser focus to individual and team execution surrounding the growth of our foodservice business,” said Drew Facer, President and CEO of Idahoan Foods. “I am confident that he fits our culture and entrepreneurial spirit exceptionally well.” Craig’s role as a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Idahoan Foods will allow him to further capitalize on his specialty of delivering performance through people. The addition of his strong leadership skills and forward thinking to an already high-performing division will help further accelerate the actualization of sales, volume and profit goals.

“As a leader, I lean into the concept of velocity, speed multiplied by purpose,” said Gentry. “I look forward to working with this world-class team to generate greater velocity—enabling Idahoan Foodservice to capitalize on the market opportunity.” For more information on Idahoan Foods, please visit For media inquiries, please contact Deanna Deakin, [email protected] (203) 428-4512 ext. 314

About Idahoan Foods, LLC

For 50 years, the name Idahoan has stood for the highest quality potatoes in the world. Of course, it isn’t just our potatoes that are Idahoan. Back in 1960, a group of Eastern Idaho’s potato growers and local businessmen joined forces to share their potatoes with the world—and we are still a grower-owned company today. We offer over 180 product configurations for foodservice, retail, ingredient and export channels, using the most sophisticated cooking techniques and equipment available. Our products are renowned for their perfect flavor and texture by foodservice operators and their customers alike. At Idahoan, our potatoes are the best because potatoes are all we do. We’ve always been grower-owned, and we still control every aspect of our production process – something most competitors can’t say. Our potatoes are custom-grown for our recipes – and we’ve used our 50 years of experience to develop proprietary cooking techniques that deliver superior flavor and texture in every serving.

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