Fischer, CEO & President of Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc., will assume the position for a two-year term, alongside four officers and five other board members who were also elected. Board members were chosen from a slate of 12 candidates who are members of the NASFT, a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the $75 billion U.S. specialty food industry and member companies abroad.
“I am delighted and honored to be nominated to join this outstanding group of members and serve on the NASFT board,” Fischer said. As the number one specialty food company in Texas, Fischer & Wieser has grown from its beginnings as a family-owned peach farm and is fast becoming a purveyor of gourmet pantry staples to households worldwide.
“The commitment that all of our team members have to making a quality product was started by Mark Wieser when he sold the first peach from his family’s orchard 40 years ago,” Fischer said. “His philosophy was: ‘Create a quality product and people will embrace it.’ This philosophy has proven successful for us and is still the backbone of our company today.”
Fischer joined Fischer & Wieser in 1979 as a student harvesting peaches at the Wieser orchard and said he was so taken by the business of making fruit preserves he decided to study food technology and food and fiber marketing at Texas A&M University.
After completing his studies, he returned home to become Wieser’s business partner and company visionary.
Fischer said he has always considered customers to be his life-long friends and neighbors.
Established in 1969, and owned and operated by members of the Fischer and Wieser families, the company lives by the motto “produce a quality product, and loyal customers will embrace it.”
Under the Fischer & Wieser brand, the company is committed to making high-quality specialty foods using sustainable business practices and environmental consciousness.
Fischer & Wieser manufactures over 100 items, including The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce® and many other award-winning items that are then distributed to specialty food retailers, club stores and grocery markets around the world.
Article courtesy of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post