SANTA CLARA, CA BUSINESS WIRE December 22, 2000 ecFood, a provider of web-enabled sourcing software tools and services for the industrial food sector, recently appointed Joe Buchanan to the newly created position of Vice President of Corporate Development. Buchanan will be responsible for establishing strategic alliances with key industry leaders and associations, as well as identifying funding opportunities.
Buchanan's experience includes 15 years of work in sales, food packaging, and e-commerce. Prior to joining ecFood, Buchanan was vice president of sales and business development at Buyerlink Networks, where he defined and developed four marketplace products for the dairy and beverage industries. He also served as vice president for Portola Packaging, where he gained important e-commerce experience by developing and implementing Portola's ASP and e-commerce enabler.
"Joe's in-depth knowledge of both the food industry and e-commerce matches ecFood's overall business functions and focus," said Dave Laukat, CEO of ecFood. "His ability to forge strategic alliances will strengthen our objective in providing web-based software and services to the food and beverage industry."
Joe holds a MBA from the University of San Francisco, and a dual undergraduate BS in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of New York.