Submitted by Walnut Creek Foods on Tue, 12/20/2022 - 11:23am

Mark Coblentz, current President & CEO, has announced a transfer in leadership of the family business. Julian Coblentz, who has most recently served as the COO and VP of Business Development for Walnut Creek Foods, has been appointed as the President & CEO, effective January 1, 2023. 

Speaking on the leadership transition, Mark Coblentz said “I am handing over my responsibilities as President and CEO to Julian. We are in good hands with the strong leadership in place as I relinquish my day-to-day responsibilities. All three divisions (Distribution, Manufacturing, and Retail) will be reporting to Julian, and the two of us will be meeting regularly.” Mark will continue to be engaged in the business through his responsibilities as Charmain of the Board, visiting customers, and interacting with employees. He added, “Our family is excited to continue ownership of Walnut Creek Foods, and further integrate our family into the business.” 

Walnut Creek Foods has been a family owned and operated business since 1977. Operating under the core values of Respect, Stewardship, and Growth, they continue to grow their customer base and geographic reach throughout the Midwest.