CARL RILEY, CEO

 

Carl Riley has over 40 years in the grocery industry and is a founding partner of Fresh Solutions of Texas. He started his grocery career at Weingarten's Grocery Company stocking groceries. Carl's long career in the brokerage business began with the second largest firm in Houston at the time which was Walling-Bell & Assoc. Carl had the opportunity to join Decker/Armour Foods in the mid 80's and then joined The Vaughn Group as a partner. Carl was instrumental in developing and growing the Grocers Supply accounts during the growth of The Vaughn Group. As the company grew Carl was promoted to President and continued in this role until the company sold to Acosta. Carl served as VP of Texas Fresh Foods for Acosta until his departure. He was recognized throughout his years at Vaughn/Acosta for several outstanding achievements including the following:

Carl Buddig Broker of the Year-Team Member

Tyson Broker of the Year-Team Member, 2 times

Jimmy Dean Broker of the Year-Team Member

Acosta Chairman's Award

Dubique Foods Broker of the Year

Jerome Foods Broker of the Year

 

RANDALL COLMER, President/COO

 

Randall Colmer has over 40 years experience in the grocery industry and is a founding partner of Fresh Solutions of Texas. He started his career with Brookshire Brothers learning the fresh meat business and through the years worked his way up to Market Supervisor.

In 1995 Randall joined The Vaughn Group and was the Team Leader/Business Manager for the Brookshire Brothers Fresh Team. In 2003 The Vaughn Group was purchased by Acosta Sales and Marketing. Through the years Randall was recognized by both Brookshire Brothers and Acosta for a job well done. He was also part of several team awards that were achieved while at Vaughn/Acosta to include:

Brookshire Brothers Market Broker of the Year, 3 times

Brookshire Brothers Deli Broker of the Year, 3 times

Acosta Chairman's Award

Tyson Broker of the Year-Team Member, 2 times

Jimmy Dean Broker of the Year-Team Member

Carl Buddig Broker of the Year-Team Member

 

LARRY SIARSKI, President/Marketing

 

Larry Siarski has over 35 years in the grocery industry and is a founding partner of Fresh Solutions of Texas. His career began with Bodine and Associates. Larry also spent 8 years with Baldwin and Mattson in Minneapolis, MN. He returned to Houston and worked for Decker Foods before joining The Vaughn Group in 1993. Larry has a outstanding reputation for his business management responsibilities for major clients like Hillshire Brands, Carl Buddig, and Bel Brands just to name a few. Some clients used his skills to help other divisions outside of his area of responsibility. Larry was recognized for a job well done by many clients over the years.

Jimmy Dean Sandwich Sales Award

Acosta Chairman's Award

Carl Buddig Broker of the Year-Team Member

Jimmy Dean Broker of the Year-Team Member

Tyson Broker of the Year-Team Member