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Joe Smith: Sr. Vice President of Sales for Monin Gourmet Flavorings

Joe Smith - Sr. Vice President of Sales for Monin Gourmet Flavorings Joe Smith, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Monin Gourmet Flavorings, is an industry veteran with over thirty years of foodservice experience. Prior to joining Monin, his career included major accomplishments in sales and sales management positions at Ocean Spray Cranberries and Hills Bros. Coffee.

Joe is passionate about everything he does and is driven by several things. His love of family, strong business commitment, sense of style, love for cars, and golf, are just a few. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Deanne, for 37 years and has two grown children. All continue to live just outside his favorite city in the country, Boston.

Joe has a strong sense of style when it comes to fashion and can always be seen sporting his trademark and unmistakable colorful pocket square. His passion for clothes is surpassed only by his ever-present drive and desire to make Monin Gourmet Flavorings the go-to company when it comes to flavored beverage solutions. Even though Joe has spent more than thirty years in the beverage industry, he still can’t wait to go to work every day. It is a passion that has been part of his make up since he was a kid and following in the footsteps of his dad and brothers.

He is also deeply passionate about giving back. Joe is a board member of CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees), a member of the ABI (American Beverage Institute), and supports local charities with specific interest in Cranberry Hospice and Jordan Hospital.

When he isn’t working, you can usually find Joe on the golf course in his plus fours, or working on one of his classic cars.