Rocco Cardinale, Guest Innovator at the CIA's Food Business School

Rocco Cardinale

VP of Marketing at Franklin Foods (U.S. Subsidiary, Hochland SE of Germany)

A native of Monterey, California Rocco Cardinale has experience across every aspect of the food industry. From his work with startups and medium-size companies to multi-national organizations, he possesses a deep knowledge of food manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. With Franklin Foods, the North American subsidiary of the Germany based Hochland Group, Rocco leads the company’s U.S. marketing and branding efforts and serves as the corporate lead for Franklin Foods West, a state-of-the-art dairy product manufacturing facility based in Casa Grande, AZ. As a dedicated industry advisor, Rocco is the VP of Collegiate Relations & New Professionals for the American Marketing Association, and a Board Member for the State of Arizona Food and Agriculture Policy Advisory Committee.