True Food Kitchen appoints new CEO John Williams

Today, True Food Kitchen, the award-winning, wellness-focused, seasonally driven restaurant group, announces industry veteran John Williams as Chief Executive Officer. With over two decades of experience working in hospitality, entertainment and consumer packaged goods, Williams draws from his wealth of expertise gained at top consumer-facing brands to support and lead True Food Kitchen’s continued expansion and evolution.  

Having successfully opened 43 locations throughout the country since its inception 15 years ago, True Food Kitchen is the only restaurant group fundamentally focused on founder Dr. Andrew Weil’s philosophy of better living through eating anti-inflammatory foods. The restaurant melds craveable, nutritious dishes with culinary creativity to create an elevated, good-for-you dining experience using only delicious, real food ingredients so you can love your meal and still enjoy how you feel. As CEO, Williams is eager to further spread True Food Kitchen’s mission to inspire people to eat better, feel better and live better.  

“As a long-time admirer of Dr. Weil, and huge personal fan of the brand, I am thrilled to be joining the True Food Kitchen team,” Williams says. “This is an exciting time to be a part of the company in the midst of its growth and in advance of several exciting changes the brand plans to unveil this spring including elevated updates across the menu, restaurant design and brand identity.” 

U-Haul promotes Kristine Campbell to role of general counsel

U-Haul® has announced Kristine Campbell will become its new General Counsel beginning on May 12, following Larry De Respino’s decision to retire after 18 years in that role.

Kristine Campbell

U-Haul is in its 78th year of operations as the industry leader in moving and self-storage, and has been headquartered in Phoenix since 1967.

Campbell joined the U-Haul Legal team in 2011. She served as Assistant General Counsel under De Respino for nine years and has been Director of Litigation since 2020.

“I’m honored and excited for this challenge,” Campbell stated. “I want to continue our pursuit of representing U-Haul in the best and strongest way possible in the legal arena. I’m also motivated to grow U-Haul Legal’s relationships with Team Members across our network, fostering open communication with the field teams caring for our customers, as well as our many departments here at corporate headquarters.”

Campbell received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2003 and her undergraduate degree from Connecticut College. Prior to joining U-Haul, Campbell was a member of the class action legal team at Greenberg Traurig LLP in Phoenix.

Edward Milton joins NAI’s National Self-Storage Investment Group

NAI Horizon Principal Denise Nunezannounced that Edward Milton, an investment sales specialist since 2015, has joined theNAI National Self-Storage Investment Group in Seattle and will represent buyers, sellers, and developers of self-storage facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest.   

Edward Milton

Concurrently, Milton has joined NAI Puget Sound Properties in Seattle and is licensed with the firm.

Milton is a knowledgeable and trusted real estate investment advisor specializing in the acquisition, sales, and development of self-storage facilities. He has worked in various aspects of investment property sales. More recently  he started to specialize in self-storage properties, including facilitating a self-storage property sale in Bend, Oregon, that totaled nearly 23,000 SF with 146 units for $4.2 million.  

“Bringing Edward Milton on is a great expansion for the National Self-Storage Investment Group as the Pacific Northwest has increasingly become a very active region in the self-storage industry with private owner/investors, family-run self-storage operators, developers that specialize in the niche, and the public REITs that invest exclusively in self-storage,” Nunez said.

Nunez, a Principal with NAI Horizon, is based in Phoenix and is the Executive Managing Director of the National Self-Storage Investment Group. She has worked in the self-storage industry for more than two decades and has closed transactions in more than a dozen states.

Spirit Account Representative Jason Brandsma and Corporate Sales Manager Dan Jasinek  

Spirit Electronics honored by Northrop Grumman for strategic excellence

Spirit Electronics was recently recognized as a top Northrop Grumman Corporation supplier for 2022 with their Strategic Excellence Award. Spirit earned the honor for providing electronic components and value-added services that support unique and critical business needs for Northrop Grumman and its customers with outstanding service.

“I’m very proud of the partnership the Spirit team has grown with Northrop Grumman,” says Spirit Electronics CEO Marti McCurdy. “Spirit offers a vertically integrated approach to the supply chain, which is why we are able to offer such strategic support to our customers’ advanced programs.”

Spirit was one of only 24 honorees to receive the Strategic Excellence Award from among Northrop Grumman’s 10,000 global suppliers. This is the second year running for Spirit’s recognition in Northrop Grumman’s supplier awards. Spirit was named a World Class Team Supplier in 2021.

“The performance of Spirit Electronics sets it apart as one of the best of the best supplier partners,” said Matt Bromberg, Corporate Vice President, Global Operations Northrop Grumman. “The expertise and partnership of our supplier teams across the globe demonstrates that together, we are well positioned to meet our customers’ most complex mission needs.”

Spirit Electronics offers strategic supply chain solutions for aerospace and defense customers. Spirit’s products and services include authorized component distribution, MIL-STD-883 testing and qualification, and automated circuit card assembly. Bringing distribution and services in-house under a single supply source allows Spirit to streamline, secure and manage multiple aspects of the supply chain for customers like Northrop Grumman.

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