BOULDER, COLO. — Al Matulis has been named vice-president of sales for Quinn Snacks, which makes pretzels and popcorn with a focus on transparency. In his new role, Mr. Matulis will be tasked with expanding the brand across all channels and accounts.
Mr. Matulis was most recently vice-president of sales for Chicago Custom Foods, L.L.C., a specialty foods company that offers seasonings in the popcorn and hot cereal categories. Prior to that, Mr. Matulis spent nearly five years at the Kellogg Co. running retail and account teams for the company’s Snacks and Morning Foods businesses in the Eastern region. During his time with Kellogg, he held roles including senior national account executive, retail team leader and associate manager of category management. Earlier in his career, Mr. Matulis was a business development manager for Advantage Sales & Marketing and an account manager at Kimberly-Clark.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Al to the Quinn team,” said Kristy Lewis, founder of Quinn Snacks. “His experience with brands in the snack and popcorn categories will be a tremendous asset as we focus on accelerating sales and building out our growing sales organization here at Quinn Snacks.”
Founded in 2010, Quinn Snacks offers gluten-free pretzels, microwave popcorn and pop-at-home popcorn kernels that contain no artificial ingredients. The company boasts a “farm-to-bag” process that allows consumers to trace each ingredient back to the farmers and suppliers involved. Quinn Snacks products are sold in 49 states in more than 6,000 stores, including Target, Whole Foods, Kroger, Wegmans, Publix, Albertson’s, Safeway, and HEB locations.
“As a foodie and a snack fan, I am particularly excited to help Quinn Snacks expand their brand beyond clean microwave popcorn into gluten-free, whole grain pretzels,” Mr. Matulis said. “This new category offers us an opportunity to introduce consumers to the brand in multiple channels, with the latest innovation in filled pretzels already providing tremendous opportunities for growth.”