Prova has announced that Brant Worrell has joined the company as its Southeast sales manager. In his new role, Worrell will report to Anne Vlahos, vice president of sales for North America.

“I am excited to have Brant join the growing Prova organization,” said Pam DeVries, general manager, in a press release [pdf]. “He brings with him an exceptional background in the food, beverage, and ingredient industries, one that will add to the robustness of our North American sales team.”

Worrell comes to Prova from Illes, where he was the director of culinary sales, expanding Illes’ sales in industrial accounts. Before that, he was Illes’ director of culinary, working with sales teams to develop new products, customer presentations, and a marketing trends tool to improve sales. He began his career at Illes as an executive research chef and contributed to rapid company growth by emphasizing the importance of culinary and flavor development.

Worrell holds a BA in political science and an associate of occupational studies (AOS) degree from the Culinary Institute of America. In addition to being a Certified Research Chef, he is an active member of the Research Chefs Association and the Institute of Food Technologists.

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