TAUNTON, MASS. — John McGuckin has been named chief executive officer of Tribe Mediterranean Foods, a subsidiary of Nestle S.A. and the OSEM Group, effective Dec. 5.
A 35-year veteran of the food industry, Mr. McGuckin most recently was c.e.o. of Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods, L.L.C. Prior to Maya Kaimal, he was chief sales officer of The Chia Co. and earlier was executive vice-president of North American sales and general manager of Canada for Sabra Dipping Co. From 2004-06 he was senior vice-president of sales and marketing at J&J Snack Foods, Inc. and earlier was national sales manager at Aurora Foods.
Mr. McGuckin’s undergraduate studies were completed at Rutgers University, and he later earned certification from the 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,” Mr. McGuckin said.
Tribe hummus products are kosher-certified and also free of hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup.