BEDMINSTER, NJ. — Food waste solutions provider Do Good Foods has named Thomas McQuillan as its new chief sales officer, effective Feb. 18. He will succeed Bob Davenport, who joined the company last fall and helped establish Do Good Foods’ sales channel.

Mr. McQuillan joins Do Good Foods from Baldor Specialty Foods, a Northeast US food processor and distributor, where he most recently was vice president of sales. He also worked at the company as a thought leader in food waste reduction, vice president of strategy, culture and sustainability and director of foodservice sales and sustainability. Prior to Baldor Specialty Foods he was president of IDC Corp. for nine years.

“McQuillan’s vast experience in the food space and passion for fighting climate change and working towards a more sustainable future makes him a seamless addition to our team,” said Justin Kamine, co-chief executive officer of Do Good Foods. “Bob has been a tremendous asset helping us get this journey started, and we're excited to continue this momentum with Thomas' support.”

In addition to his industry experience, Mr. McQuillan brings a successful track record of working in an entrepreneurial environment, as well as experience in the graduate business programs at Temple University in Philadelphia and St. John’s University in Rome.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration, international business and marketing at Duquesne University and a master’s degree in business administration at St. John’s University.

Do Good Foods officially launched in August 2021 after five years in the making. The company was co-founded by co-CEOs Justin Kamine and Matthew Kamine and their father, Hal. The company has developed a closed-loop system to collect and convert unsold fruits, vegetables and meats into a nutrient dense animal feed to create sustainable animal protein. In October 2021, asset manager Nuveen invested $169 million in the business.

The first production facility in Fairless Hills, Pa., has the capacity to collect and convert 160 tons of surplus food from approximately 450 grocery stores every day, totaling 60,000 tons a year. The company plans to replicate the model across the country over the next five years. An estimated 48 billion lbs of food waste are generated by grocery stores each year, according to the company.