Paul Morrissey named President and Chief Executive Officer of Cirelli Foods in Middleborough, MA.

From: PR Works
Published: Fri Jul 13 2007

Cirelli Foods of Middleborough, MA, New England's largest family owned broadline foodservice distributor, recently announced the appointment of Paul Morrissey as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Formerly Vice President of Operations at Cirelli, with a career spanning more than 25 years in the foodservice industry, Morrissey will bring a broad base of expertise to his new role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cirelli Foods.

"Having joined Cirelli Foods just prior to their move to Middleborough, I look forward to keeping the momentum going by continuing to expand our sales base and profitability," said Morrissey. "Cirelli Foods’ commitment to service, pride, and quality continues to be reflected by our dedicated and professional management team, office staff, warehouse crew and drivers, all of whom continue to exceed the expectations of customers."

Morrissey started his foodservice career at SYSCO as a Marketing Associate. He gained additional operational experience at PYA Monarch, JP Foodservice, Royal Ahold, and US Foods, where he served as Vice President of Operations for a $200 million dollar division. Prior to joining Cirelli Foods, Morrissey was Northeast Vice President of Operations for P&O Logistics.

Additional Executive Level Appointments.
In other executive level changes at Cirelli Foods, Jay Cirelli, who has worked to help build the family owned and managed business for 40 plus years, will focus on strategic sales opportunities in new and emerging markets as Senior Vice President Business Development. Cirelli has hands-on experience with all aspects of the business and had previously served as Executive Vice President. A resident of Lakeville, Cirelli is a graduate of Bentley College with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Jane Brett, formerly Vice President of Multi-Unit Sales at Cirelli Foods, has been appointed Vice President of Sales & Marketing where she will be responsible for managing the sales growth of the company along with the promotion and marketing of Cirelli Foods.

Brett rose through the ranks at Cirelli Foods, starting out as a cashier in the cash and carry store, now known as Cirelli’s Warehouse Marketplace. Brett has served in a number of capacities at Cirelli Foods, including: customer service agent, salesperson assistant manager, and Multi Unit Group Account Manager. A native of Abington, MA who currently resides in Easton, MA, Brett received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bridgewater State College, with a minor in computer science.

From Humble Beginnings
Originally founded in Brockton over 60 years ago, Cirelli Foods is located in a new, $13-million, 130,000 square foot headquarters and warehouse complex, located at 30 Commerce Boulevard in the Middleborough Industrial Park in Middleborough, MA, with close proximity to Interstate 495, and Routes 44 and 24.

Reaching over 4,000 customers in the Northeast, Cirelli Foods is the largest family owned independent broad line foodservice distributor in New England. Cirelli's broad customer base includes: independent restaurants, multi-chain units, schools, healthcare facilities, non-profits, and other foodservice operations.

The retail division, originally referred to as Cirelli's Cash & Carry, was founded in 1967. Today the 17,000 square foot Cirelli Warehouse Marketplace provides foodservice operators and the general public alike the opportunity to shop for name brand products at warehouse prices, with no membership fees. This operation, located at Cirelli’s Middleborough facility, contains 2000 on-shelf products, and provides access to any of the other 7,500 items in stock in their warehouse.

Cirelli Foods is part of the $27 billion UniPro Foodservice Cooperative, the nation's largest purchasing, marketing, and operating services organization for independent foodservice distributors, based in Atlanta, GA. Cirelli is one of only 50 regional suppliers included in UniPro's multi-unit program.

For additional information about Cirelli Foodservice, please call 1-800-242-0939, 1-508-947-8778, or email:; for Cirelli Marketplace please call 1-508-947-8211 or email:; or visit

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