Jim Durkin and Joe Lyons Join Board of Community Coffee Company

Aug 02, 2016

Baton Rouge, LA – Today, Community Coffee Company announced the elections of Jim Durkin and Joe Lyons to its Board of Directors. They join six other members of this 97-year-old, family-owned and operated coffee company.

James_DurkinJim Durkin is Vice President of Operations at Blommer Chocolate, Chicago, IL.  Blommer Chocolate is the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America. Prior, Durkin spent 32 years with Kraft Foods in numerous operations and engineering roles. Most recently, he was Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain for Oscar Mayer. At Kraft, Durkin brought a focus to step change improvement of the manufacturing base resulting in significant cost reduction and upgrade of the manufacturing technology.  Durkin has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Joe Lyons is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Barr Brands International, Memphis, TN. Lyons has over 18 years of financial and operations experience managing businesses from start-ups to billion dollar global enterprises in service and manufacturing industries, including extensive international operations in China, Hong Kong, Europe and Japan. Joe Lyons Board of Directors-300dpiAt Barr Brands, Lyons is responsible for all global finance, accounting and IT functions, and oversees the company’s strategic planning.  Lyons has a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Professional Accountancy from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy from Mississippi State University.

The board of Community Coffee Company also includes:

Matthew C. Saurage, Chairman of Community Coffee Company. 
David G. Belanger, Sr., President & CEO of Community Coffee Company.
David E. Hogberg, Retired President of WM Barr, Inc., Little Rock, AR.
Thomas H. Sampson, Chief Executive Officer of Peacock Foods, Geneva, IL.
Donna M. Saurage, Sole Manager of CCC Holding L.L.C., the parent company of Community Coffee Company.
H. N. “Hank” Saurage IV, Partner and Managing Broker of Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, Baton Rouge, LA.

About Community Coffee Company

Now in its 97th 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 CommunityCoffee.com or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

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