Hazel Technologies Inc. announces Tommy Caruana has joined the company as director of business development–retail.
With more than 10 years of experience in the perishable retail sector, Caruana’s expertise ranges from procurement and category management to merchandising and marketing analytics. Most recently Caruana served as procurement manager of produce & floral at Wakefern Food Corp. During his time at Wakefern, Caruana held progressive responsibilities leading diverse teams and overseeing $1B+ of produce procurement for six banners across the Northeast. In addition, he built retail programs to drive top line sales and worked closely with quality assurance teams to ensure the highest standards and best practices.
As Hazel’s director of business development–retail, Caruana will manage the company’s business development strategy and implementation for retail accounts. He will report directly to VP of marketing Kellen Stailey Martin and will direct the go-to-market strategy for the retail sector and help reduce food waste throughout the retail supply chain.
“My passion for many years has been reducing food waste and bringing the freshest food to retail shelves. I am excited to join the extremely talented and growing team at Hazel Technologies and focus on my passion every day,” said Caruana.
“As Hazel Tech’s impact in reducing global food waste continues to grow, I look forward to the business development team exploring new opportunities with growers and retail partners,” said Stailey Martin. “Tommy’s deep retail and analytical experience will help us leverage data and insights to drive strategic decisions and deliver value across the supply chain.”