Who We Are

Scott McNair

President and CEO

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Scott McNair joined 8th Avenue Food & Provisions in May 2020 as President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McNair has been in the food business for over 35 years. His tenure includes senior level positions at Nestle, Conagra, Tyson and Schwan’s. More recently, he led numerous private equity-backed organizations to profitable outcomes.

He is a hands-on leader who is known for enabling teams to hit extraordinary results. Mr. McNair earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Messiah College along with his MBA from Fontbonne University. He also teaches an annual class in the MBA program at the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Arrow Julie Burns

Julie Burns

General Manager of Healthy Snacks

Arrow Hitesh Ruparel

Hitesh Ruparel

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain

Arrow Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Chief Financial Officer

Arrow Stephen Owens

Stephen Owens

Senior Vice President of Sales

Arrow Marcel Tayssoun

Marcel Tayssoun

VP Information Technology

Arrow John P. Lavey

John P. Lavey

Associate General Counsel

Arrow Andrew Vogel

Andrew Vogel

General Manager of Nut Butters

Arrow Jason Mullens

Jason Mullens

Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)

Our Future


We are building a performance-based culture and investing in people and talent. We respect the contributions and ideas of all of our associates, and we support personal and professional growth.

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