Dawn Names Stratas Foods as 2017 Vendor of the Year

Feb 8, 2018, 17:07 PM by Dawn Foods

Stratas Foods

JACKSON, Mich.
, – We are pleased to announce that Stratas Foods has been named the Dawn Distributors Advantage (DDA ®) 2017 Vendor of the Year. The DDA is honoring Stratas Foods, a leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America, for its spirit of excellence, customer care, its commitment to product innovation and its focus on its own people.

Tedd Kruse, CEO Stratas Foods, accepted the honor from Dawn CEO Serhat Unsal at the DDA awards dinner during the group’s annual meeting in December in Grapevine, Texas. The DDA is a customer-focused buying cooperative strengthened by the leverage that comes from more than $1 billion in annual member sales.

“Stratas has been extremely dedicated to training our sales teams on the Non-PHO transition,” said Unsal. They came and did multiple trainings with our sales staff, went on ride-alongs with all our sales reps, and helped us pick up some good customers. Stratas stepped up to the plate and did a great job of helping prepare us for the tough industry change so we could better serve our customers.”    

Stratas Foods was recognized for its unyielding determination to identify and solve customer business needs and providing solutions that consider the customer’s process, equipment, and application. With its eight production facilities, world class bakers, food scientists, sales professionals and account managers, they are a trusted partner in delivering success across the Dawn distribution network.

They are committed to producing the highest quality food products at a competitive price, while providing industry-leading transportation, distribution, and customer service resources. The employees and management of Stratas Foods are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations, and have a vision of excellence that will drive the company to achieve even more in the future.

With production facilities in Illinois, California, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, and New Jersey and distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, Stratas Foods is well positioned to meet the needs of its customers.