Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, promoted Brad Tingey to corporate vice president and chief accounting officer, and appointed Randy Herrel Jr. to group vice president, Finance. Based in GSF's Irvine, California, corporate headquarters and partnering with all GSF business units across the globe, Tingey leads all accounting, tax and financial planning and reporting functions. Herrel oversees operational performance measurement to ensure alignment on growth and operational priorities.
A GSF associate since 2013, Tingey has played a key role in building a team of very talented professionals with the technical skills and business acumen required for effectively guiding the financial affairs of GSF's global portfolio of companies. In his expanded role, he collaborates with GSF leadership in pursuit of streamlined, insightful, and actionable management reporting, while continuing to focus on areas such as working capital management.
Tingey previously earned a promotion in 2019 to serve as GSF's Corporate Vice President, Finance, after helping lead business analysis and development of various business models for GSF. Earlier in his career, he held various managerial roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Southern California and New Jersey over the course of a decade.
Prior to joining GSF, Herrel led budget and forecast planning, while providing expertise in mergers and acquisitions and operations planning as vice president, Finance for telematics technology company Spireon, Inc. in Irvine, California. His previous finance leadership experience includes Los Angeles-based roles with Kneon, Inc. and Irwin Naturals, where he worked closely with the CFO to develop a five-year strategic growth plan.
Additionally, Herrel worked in a variety of financial analyst and consulting positions in Southern California with Pharmavite LLC, UBS Financial Services, Inc., Oaktree Capital Management, and the Santa Catalina Island Company.
About Golden State Foods
Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, feeds one billion people every day! Headquartered in Irvine, California, the multi-national company is values-based with proven performance in superior quality, innovation, and customer service. Established in 1947, GSF and its family of companies currently service 200+ leading brands (125,000+ restaurants/stores in more than 50 countries) from its 50 locations on five continents. Its core businesses include: manufacturing of liquid products, protein, produce, dairy/aseptic, and provides custom distribution services. The company employs approximately 6,000 associates and is management-owned and run. Golden State Foods also operates a national nonprofit organization, the GSF Foundation.