Mar 152022

January 3, 2022

To: RDD Associates and RDD Southeast Valued Client Partners

From: Bob Cignarella

RE:  Mitch Cohen Announcement

Dear Valued Clients,

It is my pleasure to announce that Mitchell Cohen will be joining RDD Associates as Business Manager – Dairy. This management position is responsible for providing business management direction and services for several significant RDD client businesses, and closely collaborating with the RDD Dairy senior leadership to include Senior Vice President/General Manager Larry Thennes and Vice President – Dairy Jim Nebgen, on business growth strategies for RDD’s existing client brands.

Mitch is an accomplished and recognized retail food industry professional, with a 30-year career of progressive procurement and merchandising assignments at several Metro New York supermarket operators. Mitch started and scaled his career at A&P, working to become a Store Manager and later a Category Manager. Most recently, Mitch has served as Own Brands Sales Manager at Kings/Balducci’s Supermarkets where he managed both Frozen and Dairy products categories.

Mitch is a graduate of St. John’s University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration. Mitch, his wife Jennifer and their three teenage children, Jillian, Zachary and Harrison, reside in Yorktown Heights, NY. When not working or parenting, Mitch is a loyal New York sports fan, suffering equal frustration from his beloved Mets, Islanders, Knicks and Giants.

Mitch has joined RDD today, January 3rd, will be based at the RDD headquarters in Totowa, NJ, and will report to Larry Thennes. Mitch’s email address is .

Please join me in welcoming Mitch to the RDD family!

Best regards,

Bob Cignarella, President & CEO

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