Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc. is continuing its month-long growth period with the addition of Brian O’Farrell to its team as Chief Financial Officer. O’Farrell has extensive experience in finance and operations working both with consumer packaged goods and in mergers and acquisitions.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Brian, with his diverse background to the team,” said Rick Antonelli, CEO and President of Galaxy Nutritional Foods. “His extensive experience with finance, hands-on operations, and mergers and acquisitions is a perfect fit with the strategic growth plans that we are quickly implementing for Galaxy.”
O’Farrell most recently served as the Vice President of Finance at American Power Conversion (APC), the $4 billion IT business unit of French conglomerate, Schneider Electric. Prior to APC, he served as President and CEO of a consumer products start-up company, and led it through its evolution from concept to successful sale of the company.
“I’m excited to be back in the consumer packaged goods industry, and couldn’t be more pleased to come back into the industry with Galaxy,” said O’Farrell. “Although Galaxy already holds the No. 1 position in the cheese alternative category with its Veggie brand, the team here has a great vision for where Galaxy can grow and expand, and I am happy to be part of these exciting efforts.”
In his new role, O’Farrell will oversee and be responsible for the finance department, accounting and reporting, IT department, strategic planning, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
About Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc
Galaxy Nutritional Foods’ commitment to providing smart food choices for health-conscious consumers spans more than 25 years. Specializing in great tasting, plant-based cheese alternatives and organic food products, Galaxy uses high-quality, natural and organic ingredients. Its pioneering cheese alternative brands fulfill people’s desire for cheese without trans fat, cholesterol or lactose. Galaxy Nutritional Foods’ Veggie® brand is the No. 1 soy-based cheese alternative in grocery stores nationwide and is primarily found in the produce department. Galaxy’s other popular cheese alternative brands, available in natural foods stores nationwide, include soy-free Rice®, soy-based Veggy®, dairy-free Vegan®, and dairy- and soy-free Rice Vegan®. Visit www.GalaxyFoods.com to learn more.