Rocco CardinaleVP of Collegiate Relations

areas of expertise
  • Marketing
  • Food/CPG
  • Innovation
  • International Business

A native of Monterey, California Rocco Cardinale has experience across every aspect of the food industry. From his work with startups and medium-size companies to multi-national organizations, he possesses a deep knowledge of food manufacturing, marketing and distribution.

My favorite quote:  “I’m comfortable with being uncomfortable.” – Chef Marcus Sameulsson”

With Franklin Foods, the North American subsidiary of the Germany based Hochland Group, Rocco leads the company’s U.S. marketing and branding efforts and serves as the corporate lead for Franklin Foods West, a state-of-the-art dairy product manufacturing facility based in Casa Grande, AZ. A dedicated industry advisor,

Rocco is the VP of Collegiate Relations for the American Marketing Association, a Board Member for the State of Arizona Food and Agriculture Policy Advisory Committee, and has served as featured speaker and mentor at the Food Business School located at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, California.

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