Celso Costa

Celso Costa

Eastern Quality Foods Announces Appointment of New Sales trader operating out of SaO Paulo, Brazil

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – January 5, 2016 – Eastern Poultry Distributors, Inc. dba Eastern Quality Foods announced the appointment of Celso Antunes da Costa Jr. as an International Sales Trader operating out of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Mr. Costa previously served as a Trader with JBS Foods in Brazil overseeing the markets of Russia, Eurasia and Africa. Prior to JBS Foods, Mr. Costa maintained international sales roles with Marfrig and Aurora Alimentos.

“We are very excited to welcome Celso to our sales team,” said Ted Rueger, Eastern’s President. “He’s a proven relationship builder who brings over ten years of experience selling protein to international markets. Brazil is a large producer of poultry, pork and beef among many other agricultural products, and having Celso’s access to those markets will be a very exciting opportunity for Eastern moving forward.”

Mr. Costa maintains a bachelors in international Business from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo (PUC-SP) and a Certificate in Business Administration Latu Sensu from IBMEC-Sao Paulo.  Mr. Costa resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife Natasha and their newborn child Livia.

Eastern Quality Foods specializes in the wholesale distribution of poultry, beef, seafood, pork, eggs and other products. Eastern’s diverse client base includes processing and manufacturing plants, foodservice institutions, retailers, restaurants, schools, universities, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1954 and has grown to more than $300 million in annualized revenue. Eastern maintains multiple office locations across the continental United States, Mexico and Brazil with its headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Visit www.easternqualityfoods.com for more information.