GloryBee Natural Foods, in the business of honey and premium ingredients since 1975, is excited to announce that Alex Puglia has joined its ranks as Director of Procurement. Puglia’s hire bolsters the company’s reliability in global procurement and keys up significant growth in product innovation and ingredient sourcing. GloryBee and Puglia are especially aligned in a shared passion for sustainable business practices and creating genuine relationships with sourcing partners that can last generations.
“I am so excited to have Alex join the team,” said President and Beekeeper, Alan Turanski. “GloryBee has been solidifying its place in the natural ingredients industry for decades, but Alex brings a sophisticated approach to sourcing that includes a real investment in the relationships we create with the farmers and industry players, as well as in the land we source from.”
Puglia’s experience in trading, sourcing, certification, quality assurance and all other aspects of purchasing and selling products all over the world will continue to build GloryBee’s supply chain strength; the company currently conducts business in more than 30 countries worldwide.
“I’m excited to join the team at GloryBee because our passions are perfectly aligned,” said Puglia. “I’ve spent the past 20 years channeling my energies and integrating them into my professional life. Together, we will pursue new ways to innovate the supply chain. We must carefully consider the entire cycle we effect – the organics, agriculture, farmers’ livability and returning dignity to our practices. If we apply these larger goals to our own growth, we can only do great things.”
Mr. Puglia holds multiple degrees including a master’s in psychology, an MBA in International Business, and a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting. Mr. Puglia is fluent in three languages and brings significant food and beverage experience as well as import/export expertise, especially from his time with Global Organics, Grain Millers and Ciranda, Inc.