American Pasteurization Co. has announced the appointment of Scott R. Kossoris, CPA, to chief financial officer. Founded in June 2004, APC is the first company in the United States to offer high pressure processing (HPP), a post-packaging pasteurization technique, on a commercial tolling basis to the food manufacturing industry. In this role, Kossoris will develop financial analyses and models that help gauge and forecast overall business growth. Additionally, Kossoris will be engaged on a day-to-day basis, evaluating the company’s business models and helping to facilitate key business discussions.

“I was looking for a business partner who brings both financial and business sensibilities to our leadership team,” said Justin Segel, CEO of APC. “With Scott’s diverse background – that includes operations management, finance and food industry experience – he adds an important dimension to our team as we prepare for a period of aggressive growth. His experience not only equips him to provide financial leadership, but brings a new perspective on our overall business decisions.”

With nearly 30 years of experience, Kossoris brings both financial and business leadership experience to APC. Prior to joining APC, he was the chief operating officer/chief financial officer for Schroeder Solutions Inc. During that time, he oversaw operations, improved operating procedures throughout the organization, and proactively developed a corporate contingency plan to manage through a severe recession. Kossoris also has held executive roles at companies throughout the food industry, working to shape strategic direction and implement best-in-class financial management practices.

“With prior experience in the food industry, I understand the importance of using the most advanced tools and technologies to provide a safe food supply,” said Kossoris. “APC’s utilization of high pressure processing helps ensure the safety we all desire. I’m excited to be a part of the company’s innovative, high quality team and look forward to a successful future.”

Source: APC