A Belfast man has been appointed to a top position in one of America's largest food suppliers.
Brian Dick, a former St Malachy's College pupil and a Queen's University Belfast graduate, will take on the role of corporate executive vice president and chief operating officer at Golden State Foods (GSF), based in California.
The company supplies foods to the retail and hospitality sectors.
Mr Dick will oversee all global operations at the company including "attainment of all quality, cost, timeliness, safety and customer satisfaction as well as financial growth".
Mr Dick has worked at GSF for over 20 years in various business development roles and led to the US sales force beginning in 2006 while he was group vice president of sales and marketing.
Chairman and chief executive at GSF, Mark Wetterau said: "I'm confident that Brian and his expanded team will continue to bring strong leadership and proven relationship management to our global food processing and distribution partnerships, along with strategic, innovation solutions to take us to the next level in customer satisfaction and company growth." Based in the United States since 2002, Mr Dick originally lived in Belfast, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Modern Languages from Queen's University.
Established in 1947, GSF services over 120,000 businesses across 40 countries.