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Mennel Welcomes Olesen as Director of Popcorn Sales

February 13, 2019

The Mennel Milling Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Martin Olesen as Director of Popcorn Sales. In his new role, Martin will be responsible for the oversight and coordination of internal and external activities related to the sales and marketing of Mennel Popcorn.  

With a primary focus of creating new opportunities for one of Mennel’s newest food business ventures, bulk distribution of high-quality, whole-kernel popcorn varieties, Martin will work collaboratively with both domestic and international customers as well as the popcorn team in Morral, Ohio.

“We are excited to welcome Martin to the Mennel family in this newly created leadership position,” said Heidi Long, Vice President of Sales, The Mennel Milling Company. “With Martin’s industry knowledge and experience, Mennel Popcorn is strategically positioned to expand and strengthen customer relationships.”  

After 25 years in the concession industry, Martin recognizes the importance of Mennel’s deeply-rooted core values – quality, uniformity and service. His attention to promoting a positive customer experience not only aligns with Mennel’s mission, but further demonstrates a commitment to superior product quality and top-notch technical service.  

"Mennel’s notable entrance into the popcorn market after 130 years in the flour industry is quite impressive,” said Martin Olesen. “Like Mennel, one of my strengths is honesty. I look forward to serving as an advocate and trusted source of quality, innovative products for snack food manufactures, concessionaires, theaters, and other customers around the world.”  

Martin is fluent in six languages, including: English, Danish, German, French, Swedish, and Norwegian. He is also a member of the National Association of Concessionaires and Association of Theater Owners.

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