Sun Orchard, a supplier of juice and beverage products to the food service and mixology industries with a growing product portfolio of natural culinary solutions, announced two key appointments today from its Tempe headquarters.
Tom Spielberger joins Sun Orchard as chief financial officer, previously having served in the same capacity for Quinoa Corporation's Ancient Harvest brand and Celestial Seasonings. He also brings experience from leadership roles in diverse additional ventures.
"Sun Orchard enjoys an excellent reputation and is well-positioned for growth with the highest-quality products and strong business relationships,” Spielberger said. “I look forward to working with this first-class team."
Pete Maulbeck, stepping up from his role as a consultant to serve as senior vice president for strategy and planning, is a certified public accountant with a bachelor's degree and master's of business administration from Rutgers University.
"It has been a pleasure to serve Sun Orchard as a consultant,” Maulbeck said. “I am excited to continue to serve in my new role during the company's next chapter."
Founded in 1984, Sun Orchard has expanded from its roots in citrus juices to develop standard and customized beverages and culinary ingredients, including 100 percent natural, not-from-concentrate citrus juices, fruit ades, bar mixes, specialty smoothie bases, and other customizable mixology and culinary solutions.
From its Tempe base, Sun Orchard operates a strategic bi-coastal production platform with facilities in Arizona and Florida.
"We are most pleased to have the exceptionally talented Tom Spielberger and Pete Maulbeck join the Sun Orchard team,” Executive Chairman Jean-Marc Rotsaert said. “I am confident they will provide outstanding support to the company as it enters its next phase of growth."