Southern Specialties names Sales Director
Kristen Francisco is set to begin a new job in October as sales director for Southern Specialties Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla.
Francisco will lead the company’s sales staff, develop pricing, manage inventory and coordinate promotions with the Southern Specialties procurement department, according to a Sept.29 news release.
Most recently Francisco worked for Gourmet Trading Co. as vice president of sales and marketing.
“We have known, and respected, Kristen for years,” Southern Specialties vice president Geno Valdes said in the release. “She enjoys an excellent reputation in the industry. Her deep experience with many of the products Southern Specialties grows and markets, and great leadership skills, will be a significant asset to our company.”
Southern Specialties distributes from its Pompano Beach headquarters and facilities in McAllen, Texas, and Los Angeles. Francisco will be based in the Pompano Beach office, according to the release.