Tastemakers announced the addition of Lee Schneider and Charles Berzon to its global operations team. They will report directly to Tastemakers’ CEO Scott Bachrach.
“It is a great feeling to expand our business both domestically and globally,” said Bachrach. “As our business continues to grow, thrive and dominate new markets, it is necessary to add and appoint experienced individuals to ensure our rapid growth’s success.”
Lee Schneider will take the reigns as COO, overseeing operations and financial matters. Schneider will act as the point of contact for the company’s Hong Kong office, aiding with accounting and communications. With more than 40 years of experience, Schneider joins Tastemakers after serving as president of Commonwealth for more than 20 years.
Charles Berzon joins Tastemakers’ Arcade1Up team as general manager of the Asia headquarters and will oversee operations. Previously, Berzon worked on brands such as Coca-Cola and Colgate, in addition to running his own manufacturing company. Berzon joins the Tastemakers team with more than 30 years of experience.
In addition, Tastemakers will promote Albert Rapella to senior director of global compliance. Rapella, with more than 20 years of experience in management and product testing, continues to thrive as a member of the Tastemakers team. Before Tastemakers, Rapella spent more than seven years at Toys ‘R’ Us as director of quality for its private label product line.