Tribe Mediterranean Foods, a subsidiary of Nestlé SA and the OSEM Group, announced the appointment of John McGuckin as Chief Executive Officer of its U.S. operations, home to the growing family of TRIBE hummus products. He joins the company on December 5, 2016.
McGuckin is known for his team-building and brand expansion skills, developed through various leadership roles. During his long career, he has served as Executive Vice President of North American Sales and as General Manager of Canada for Sabra; as Global Director and Chief Sales Officer for The Chia Co. and most recently, as Chief Executive Officer of Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods, LLC.
McGuckin’s undergraduate studies were completed at Rutgers University and he later earned certification from the rigorous Finance for Senior Executives program at Harvard University.
“I’m very pleased to join the team at Tribe, which brings “the Mediterranean” to the deli case with a growing portfolio of authentic, tasty, and nutritious hummus products. In a way, Tribe helped to change the way America snacks!” said McGuckin.
TRIBE hummus is regarded as a nutritious and deliciously versatile snack in the U.S. where the business has continued to enjoy growth; over 85 varieties and sizes are now available. TRIBE products are kosher-certified and also free of hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup. With support from both Nestlé SA and the OSEM Group, Tribe Mediterranean Foods has been positioned to succeed with “state of the art” manufacturing and innovation capabilities and a commitment to quality and food safety.