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Judy Clark, Chief Executive Officer
Judy leads the day-to-day management of Fresh From Texas and focuses on developing and overseeing strategic growth objectives. With a deep background in sales and supply chain, Judy is keenly focused on driving operational efficiencies that can benefit our customers.
Prior to joining Fresh From Texas, Judy held various Senior roles within TreeHouse Foods. Further, Judy had an independent consulting practice specializing in go-to-market strategy development with an emphasis on cost to serve methodology and implementation. Judy rooted her career in CPG joining the Elves in the Hollow Tree at Keebler in 1989.
She is a Board Member with Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence and Triple R Pets. Outside of Fresh From Texas, you’ll likely find Judy volunteering her time with a non-profit organization.
Phil Huebner, Chief Operating Officer
Phil joined Fresh From Texas in 2014 as the Chief Operating Officer. In his role he is responsible for the operations of the company. His passion is driving Process Improvements and building a high performance work team. Phil brings more than 20 years of manufacturing experience to Fresh From Texas. Which include over ten years at Rooster Products International, Inc. His responsibilities at Fresh From Texas include leading production and compliance efforts, designing and implementing internal controls, policies and procedures to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Phil received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Rick Mangum, Chief Financial Officer
Rick served as SVP and CFO of two medical device manufacturer/distributors, where he was responsible for all accounting, finance, IT, and HR functions. He led multiple M&A transactions including a $300 million exit and a $13 million business line divestiture.
He also served as VP Finance for a $4 billion media company division, focusing on accounting, financial reporting, SOX compliance, internal controls, and ERP conversions. Rick provided due diligence, acquisition integration, and carve out financials for buy and sell side transactions. His role also included company-wide responsibilities for risk management, payroll, and procurement contracts.
Terry Bleecker, Vice President - Customer Engagement & Sales
30+ years in food industry focusing on improving and growing through new products. In addition to a Masters in Food Science, Terry has a Culinary Degree from the Culinary Institute of America. He specializes in turning new ideas into innovation solutions for retail and foodservice customers. Terry has launched over 200 new food items for private label and foodservice customers. He loves working with customer chefs or customer product development teams creating new items or providing value added solutions supporting customer growth.
Scott Sherry, Director Food Safety & Quality
Over 30 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods and service industries. Experience includes 25 years of Food Safety and Quality focus for meat processing, frozen foods, pasta, cereal, cold formed nutrition bars and snacks. Scott has also been engaged with Cosmetic and OTC Drug processing as well as being a leader of Quality for the Service Industry. At Fresh From Texas, Scott’s focus is to establish and lead our food safety and quality policies, development of principles and strategic planning to align Food Safety with core values and company culture. Scott has a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology, and certifications for HACCP, SQF Implementation, Food Safety and Quality Auditing, Statistical Process Control, Food Defense, Pest Management, and PCQI.
Minnie Cortez, Director Human Resources & Associate Safety
Leading our Human Resources team with 25+ years of experience, Minnie brings a passion for providing HR solutions and developing HR infrastructures through technology, compliance and people. Prior to joining Fresh From Texas, Minnie held several corporate HR leadership positions in manufacturing, retail, and healthcare professional services organizations. Minnie has served on the board of directors for the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association and the Northeast Mississippi United Way.