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Community Coffee Company Announces Executive Promotions

Jul 20, 2018

Baton Rouge, LA – Today, Community Coffee Company announced the promotions of three employees to executive leadership positions.

Frank Mays accepted a promotion to Vice President of Operations. Mays joined the Company in November of 2015, and most recently served as Senior Director of Operations. In his new role, Mays is responsible for blueprinting and leading Communityfrank-mays Coffee’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain strategies.     

Mays has over 23 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience. He has worked for top Fortune 500 companies where he gained manufacturing, engineering, quality, procurement, leadership and business operations experience. He is a former U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Lieutenant. Mays earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy, MD and his MBA in operations management at Union College, NY.

Ryan Schemmel accepted a promotion to the position of Senior Vice President of Grocery Sales and E-Commerce Divisions. Schemmel joined Community Coffee Company in August of 2017. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, digital development, and grocery with a focus on e-commerce growth and strategy to ryan-schemmelhis new role.  He previously served as vice president of a national condiment company, where he was responsible for one-third of the company’s retail business. Schemmel has also held several positions with other national and international retail brands.  In his new role, Schemmel will develop and lead the Company’s growth strategies for both Grocery Sales and E-Commerce. Schemmel has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi.

“Manufacturing and sales are the backbone of our growth and we are excited to have two excellent leaders to continue and support the company’s future expansion and ensure our customers continue to enjoy fresh, high-quality coffee across our geography,” said David Belanger, President and CEO of Community Coffee Company.

About Community Coffee Company

Now in its 99th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% Arabica coffee beans. For additional information, visit or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.


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