Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
In May of 2023, Rick Jones was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Alder Foods, a promotion from his previous position as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, which he had held since 2019. Currently, Rick is at the helm of all of Alder’s operations, utilizing his extensive experience and expertise to lead the company toward further accomplishments. Most recently, he led the Military Division of Acosta as Senior Vice President and was responsible for management and P&L oversight of all Acosta business units operating in the military channel to include Commissaries (DeCA), Exchanges (AAFES, Nexcom, Marines and Coastguard), Ships Stores and Veterans Canteens.
Previously, Rick worked for Acosta, and its predecessor C. Lloyd Johnson Company (CLJ), since 2005. Prior to the Senior Vice President role, he led the Commissary Division as Vice President/DeCA HQ and Business Manager for several key clients. Additionally, he brings experience from the manufacturing side and was a past employee for both Kellogg’s and Pepperidge Farm. Rick has served over 24 years in the military resale industry as a broker and manufacturer.
Rick is a current member of the American Logistics Association and serves on the ALA Commissary Council. He recently completed a 3-year term on the ALA board of directors. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He resides in Chesterfield, VA, with his wife, Sandie, and two adult children, Meagan and Tyler, as well as his 10-year old Chocolate Lab named Duke!
“I am excited to be a part of the Alder Foods family and look forward to continuing to build on the excellent relationships Alder already has with its business partners. Alder’s go-to-market model is unique in its ability to quickly bring cutting-edge products to military families, which sets us apart from every other broker and allows us to continue to provide top selling brands to our most deserving patrons!”
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Alder Foods is a SOMWBA certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).
The State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) certified Alder Foods, Inc as a Woman-Owned business enterprise in October 2009.