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Staff

 

 

Mark Zeller
Vice President

 Prior to joining Coosemans-Denver, Inc. as Vice President in July 2013, Mark worked with a local organic distributor as Vice President of Operations.  There he helped to develop sales and operational goals, and developed the structure to exceed them.  Mark also spent 6 months working with Organic Alliance to establish organic grower relationships in Mexico and develop a profitable supply chain of high quality organic produce into the U.S.

Mark was with Albert's Organics before this, and worked his way through numerous positioins, including - Sales Manager, Business Manager, General Manager of the Denver Division, and National Business Development Manager for the Western Region.  He was successful in setting all sales and profit records for his divisions and built a solid team of seasoned sales account reps in his time there.

Mark also spent  approximately 4 years at Wild Oats Markets in Boulder, Colorado as Category Manager for Produce and Floral, and National Director of Merchandising for Produce and Floral.

He began his career as a produce clerk in 1975 for King Soopers, a Kroger division in Denver, Colorado, and progressed thorugh the years as a Produce and Floral Merchandiser, HR Management Trainer, Store Manager, and Director of Produce and Floral for King Soopers and City Markets.

 

Kim Adams, CEC
Corporate Chef

Chef Kim recently celebrated her 14th anniversary with Coosemans-Denver. Before joining us, Kim ran some notable Denver restaurant kitchens, including - Strings, The Wolfgang Puck Grand Café, and The Mountain Ranch Club at Coors Field. A Johnson & Wales graduate, she enjoys educating our restaurant community about the wonderful world of specialty produce. Kim keeps our customers directly informed about exotic produce availability, seasonality, flavor profiles, and usage ideas. You can often find Kim visiting with Coosemans customers at foodshows. And you may call or email her directly with any product questions, or to schedule a Coosemans-Denver tour: 303-371-3130 or [email protected]

 

Michael Paige
Director of Foodservice

Michael has been a member of the Coosemans-Denver team for over 12 years. He is your go-to guy for foodservice product and ordering questions. Before joining our sales team - Michael worked as a Coosemans-Denver delivery driver and in several areas of our warehouse. You may reach Michael directly at: 303-371-3130 or [email protected]

 

 

Tom Berger
Purchasing Manager

Tom is seasoned produce “pro.” He works closely with our purveyors, assuring that our specialty produce products meet our approval. Tom is in constant touch with our farmers and shippers, and keeps us all apprised of current supply, weather issues, and new product introductions. Tom loves a challenge. So don't hesitate to ask him to search for the rare, hard-to-find items. Before running our purchasing department, Tom managed our warehouse facility for many years. And he still keeps a close eye on inventory controls, and shipping and receiving standards.

 

Mark Johnson
Food Safety Manager
Operations Manager

Mark oversees Coosemans-Denver’s warehouse operations, and all aspects of our facility and its safety. He is an experienced produce veteran, and has worked with us for many years. Under Mark’s leadership, our warehouse team handles our products and your orders with the finest care. Standards are high, and they are met. Mark’s attention to detail assures that our products are properly received, stored, tracked and shipped to you. He keeps Coosemans-Denver safe and certified at the highest level.

 

 

Chris Guddeck
Associate Facility and Food Safety Manager

Chris is the smiling face you first see when you first enter the Coosemans-Denver warehouse. His attitude and work ethic are contageous. Chris does an outstanding job - keeping our busy facility running safely and smoothly. He ensures that we continue to meet and exceed the highest in food safety standards year after year - a priority for Coosemans-Denver.

 

Veronica Hernandez
Shipping/Receiving Manager

Veronica has been instrumental in the smooth operation of our warehouse for over 20 years, and knows its “ins and outs” better than anyone. A natural leader, Veronica trains and supervises our warehouse team. With a keen sense of detail, she oversees the receiving, storage, packing, and shipping of your orders. Rest assured that your products are packed with care when in Veronica’s hands.