Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc. is continuing to add to its executive team with the addition of David Robinov as its Executive Vice President of Operations and Product Development. Robinov has more than 30 years of experience in the natural products industry.
“We’re thrilled to welcome David to the team,” said Rick Antonelli, CEO and President of Galaxy Nutritional Foods. “I have known and worked with David for many years, and I am confident that his extensive experience in contract manufacturing management, brand development and new product development will be the perfect match for Galaxy’s future growth plans.”
Robinov is a veteran of the natural products industry. His experience includes working at Erewhon Natural Foods, the largest Natural Foods Distributor in the U.S., building and selling a chain of six natural markets in the New York area, creating the Chinese herbal-based soft drink, China Cola and eventually selling the brand to Reeds, Inc. Robinov also co-founded Organic Brands, LLC and developed the brand, Mediterranean Organic. Organic Brands was eventually sold to United Natural Foods, the leading distributor of Natural Products in the U.S.
“I’m looking forward to working with Galaxy and seeing how we can build on the already impressive product lines Galaxy currently offers,” said Robinov. “The leadership team has great plans for growth of the organization and I am fortunate to be a part of it all.”
In his new role, Robinov will oversee operations and new product development for all of Galaxy Nutritional Foods brands including Veggie, Rice, Veggy, Vegan, Rice Vegan, Wholesome Valley Organic and the recently-acquired BeeCeuticals Organics, a personal care products brand that includes hair, body and facial care products, which meet both Fair Trade and Organic certifications.
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™. Beyond cheese alternatives, Galaxy provides organic cheese products under the Wholesome Valley Organic® brand, natural and organic body care products under the BeeCeuticals® brand, and is committed to environmental responsibility as part of its Eat Green for Body & Earth® program. Visit www.GalaxyFoods.com to learn more.