CEO’s Letter

A Word from Our CEO

CEO eastern poultry tom reugerWe appreciate you taking the time to learn a bit more about Eastern. We are a family business that was started in 1956 by my father, John C. Rueger, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although we’re a much different company today than we were then, we’re still driven by the same values of integrity and responsibility to our business partners and to each other. We’re proud of the reputation the company has earned by operating in a manner consistent with those values.

We feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve many of you over the years. Whether you’re a current customer or being introduced to Eastern for the first time, you may have noticed that we try to do things a little differently. First and foremost, we have an incredibly devoted team of sales professionals committed to meeting our customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations. Stability is one of our strongest assets; the average tenure of our sales professionals is over 15 years. We’re constantly striving to find ways to add value, enhance and customize the services we provide. Our goal is to make doing business a breeze, as we measure our success one satisfied customer at a time.

In closing, if you are currently a customer, I’d like to thank you and urge you to let me know how we’re doing. If this is your introduction to Eastern, please consider giving us the opportunity to show you what we’ve learned over the past 55 years in the food industry. We’re confident we can help.

Tom Rueger
Chairman & CEO