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John Roberts founded Blackpoint Management, to work exclusively within the specialty food industry. His hands on experience with both specialty food and mass market consumer product companies combined with the broad based knowledge derived as leader of the major specialty food association delivers measurable results.
At Romanoff Foods, International Roberts started as Director of Marketing, and later served as President. Romanoff’s brands included Raffetto brandied fruits, sauces, and condiments, MBT broth, Magic Mountain teas, Giroux grenadine, Texas Best Bar-b-que sauce, Romanoff caviar, cocktail mixes, and other specialty food items. Production sources included three company operated plants, and both off shore and domestic co-packers.
At Buitoni, he held positions in sales and marketing, and later as Executive Vice President. Products were pasta, pasta sauces, and prepared foods both shelf stable and frozen. Sales channels included specialty distributors, wholesalers and grocery chains.
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