Brian Kappele
Brian Kappele

Brian leads day-to-day operations at Stellar and has more than 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. His responsibilities have included overseeing all business relationships, project development, and execution of projects in the prepared foods, sliced meats, poultry, dairy and beverage industries. He previously oversaw all of Stellar’s global food and beverage operations including US, Canada, Mexico and China. He previously served as a division vice president and executive vice president.  He has worked on high-profile projects for General Mills, Heinz, Kraft Foods, Nestlé and Starbucks, among others.

Four Tips for Food Processing Site Selection in China

Doing Business in China Series

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Site selectionMore and more food companies are expanding into emerging markets such as China, capitalizing on growing middle classes and increasing popularity of westernized diets. Yet setting up a food processing facility in China – from financing and permitting to quality control and food safety – is a vastly different process than in the U.S. This month in Food for Thought, we’ll explore these topics in more depth and offer our tips and insights based on our own experience operating in China.