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Love and Quiches Desserts, a gourmet dessert and quiche manufacturer based in Freeport, N.Y., has hired John Josko as its new national retail sales manager.
Most recently, Josko was national vice president of sales and marketing for Virginia-based Daystar Desserts, LLC, where he oversaw the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico territories, supervising sales representatives for in-store bakeries, delis, food service accounts and convenience stores. He also handled marketing programs and was a member of an ideations panel for new product development and the firm’s research and development team.
Josko also has held senior management positions with several other baking companies, including The Father’s Table, Vieiras Bakery and Toufayan Bakeries. At the start of his career, Josko managed large-scale baking operations for Shoprite and A&P, among others.
“John’s background as a large-scale bakery manager, followed by an accomplished career in sales and major account management, makes him an ideal fit for the Love and Quiches team,” says Andy Axelrod, president of Love and Quiches. “We are delighted to welcome him aboard and confident that his proven ability to direct teams of sales representatives and establish long-term relationships with retail clients will be a valuable asset as we continue to expand our market share throughout the U.S.”