ButterBuds® Welcomes Ray Apuzzo as Industrial Domestic Sales Manager

Jun 11, 2024

(June 12, 2024) Racine, WI – Butter Buds Inc., a global leader in dairy and non-dairy concentrates, recently announced Ray Apuzzo has joined the company as Industrial Domestic Sales Manager. Apuzzo has 30 years of experience in food sales and operations management, focusing his career on working in industrial and functional ingredients in the food, beverage and pet food industries. In his new role, Apuzzo will oversee and manage sales operations in the East Coast territory of the U.S.

“The team at Butter Buds is excited to welcome Ray Apuzzo as our new Industrial Domestic Sales Manager,” says Michael Ivey, National Sales Director, Butter Buds Inc. “Ray has an extensive career within the food industry and is a proven sales leader. His years of business development experience, sales and operations management, as well as knowledge of functional ingredients, make him a strong addition to our team.”

Ray Apuzzo joins Butter Buds from Henry Broch & Company where he served as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager and prior to that as Director of Industrial Sales. Apuzzo worked as the Sales Manager for New Royal Distribution, US Foods, Bismarck Food Service and PepsiCo, and as an Account Executive at Sysco. Ray Apuzzo earned his Bachelor of Food Science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and is a restaurant owner and operator.

To learn more about Butter Buds’ full range of concentrated dairy, non-dairy ingredients and specialty flavors, please visit https://www.bbuds.com/food-ingredients.


About Butter Buds

Butter Buds® Inc. manufactures a wide array of concentrated dairy flavors made from fresh butter, cheese and other quality ingredients. Butter Buds® also offers a line of innovative flavor concentrates that provide unique flavor characteristics – Butter Buds-Bacon™, CocoaButter Buds® and Dried Beer Extract. To address today’s clean label trend, Butter Buds® provides a variety of clean label options including Certified Organic and non-dairy dairy flavors. Butter Buds’ customer-focused R&D department and team of experienced food scientists and product development specialists work closely with customers to answer the needs of today’s brands at their state-of-the-art production facility in Racine, Wisconsin.

For additional information, please contact:

Butter Buds® Inc.

(262) 598-9900