General Manager and President
Robert (Bob) Gelser585-468-2535 x21
Robert (Bob) Gelser is our President and General Manager. He began with Once Again Nut Butter as a member of our Board of Directors, beginning in August 2002. Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in 1996 from Rochester Institute of Technology. He also has 20 years experience in Production Management and Engineering.
Chief Financial Officer
Larry Filipski585-468-2535 x22
A graduate of SUNY Buffalo, where he earned an B.S. in accounting, and later and M.B.A. with a concentration in finance and management information systems, Filipski is a Chartered Global Management Accountant with 30 years of experience in private industry with companies garnering 10 to 80 million dollars in sales. His areas of expertise portray outstanding depth and breadth of experience, encompassing significant accounting and financing in manufacturing industry, including financial leadership in bank relations, controller functions, MIS management, risk management, and treasury functions.
Quality Assurance Manager
Mark Brace585-468-2535 x49
Mark Brace is the Once Again Nut Butter Quality Assurance Manager. Mark handles lab testing, the environmental monitoring program, sanitation, and other quality assurance issues. Mark is HACCP Certified, experienced with GFSI programs (SQF and BRC), Low Acid and Acidified Food Certified. Additionally, he is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) certified auditor, and an SQF practitioner. His educational background includes an associate's degree in applied science in agricultural science from Alfred State College, a bachelor of science in business management from Houghton College, and master's in business administration from St. Bonaventure University.
Quality Assurance Technician
Jake Rawleigh585-468-2535 x29
Jake Rawleigh is the Once Again Nut Butter Quality Assurance Technician. Jake handles lab testing, the environmental monitoring program, sanitation, and other quality assurance issues. Jake has a Bachelor's Degree from Roberts Wesleyan College. He is also a Safe Quality Food (SQF) practitioner, American Institute of Baking (AIB) Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Trained.
Human Resouce Management
Linda Zangerle585-468-2535 x26
Linda Zangerle is our HR Payroll & Benefits Manager and IT Coordinator. She has worked for Once Again Nut Butter for 15 years. Before joining Once Again Nut Butter in 2000, Linda worked for 23 years in a diverse range of organizations including manufacturing and office management. Before Linda moved to her position in HR she was our Accounting and Customer Service Manager, Linda still continues to help coach and support the office team and customer service representatives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. Linda received her Business Administration degree from Genesee Community College. Linda manages and explains our payroll and benefits to employees; she also serves as the liaison between employees and our IT providers. Linda serves on our Board of Directors; she is an ESOP Trustee and Corporate Secretary. After hours, Linda likes camping, hiking and spending time with her Grandchildren.
Steve Blowers585-468-2535 x44
Steve Blowers hails from the Once Again Nut Butter heartland: he was born and raised in nearby LeRoy. Between serving six years in the USMC and working many years in the automotive industry, he and his family have traveled and lived in several areas around the country, including ten years spent in El Paso, Texas while Blowers was employed in Juarez, Mexico. Not so long ago, he and his family decided to return to this area, allowing him to join OANB. Steve Blowers brings to OANB not only a wealth of experience from business disciplines, such as purchasing, materials management, production, human resources, and engineering, but also a continuous improvement mindset based in lean manufacturing. Steve has his B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY-Albany in addition to being CPIM certified. Steve Blowers is married and has one daughter.
Gael Orr585-468-2535 x35
Gael Orr is the Communications Manager for Once Again Nut Butter. Gael received her Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Management and her Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Rochester Institute of Technology. She has worked in the field of sales and marketing for 15 years. Gael is also an adjunct faculty member, teaching Economics for the past 11 years, at Genesee Community College. A world traveler, Gael is an avid triathlete and enjoys her 3 horses.
Sales Manager - Industrial & Foodservice
Kristin Wood is responsible for all industrial and foodservice sales for Once Again Nut Butter. She has over 20 years of experience in the specialty food industry, with the last 15 years focused on imported chocolate. Kristin’s passions include baking and traveling (Paris France, Victoria BC and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado are some of her favorites.)
Category Manager East
Robert Collins is the Category Manager for Once Again Nut Butter in the Eastern Region of the United States. Robert's career in the Natural Foods industry spans sixteen years. He has worked in retail, as a broker representative, and as a manufacturer's representative. His passion for the industry comes from being a consumer of natural products for 30 years and loving good food. In his "spare" time, he engages in yoga, attends films and music concerts, and rides motorcycles through the North Carolina mountains.
Category Manager West
Charles Harris is the Category Manager for Once Again Nut Butter in the western region of the United States. Charles has over 20 years of experience in grocery, natural, and specialty sales. He has been a brand manager, a broker, and a sales executive, working with many distributors, such as Tree of Life, Kehe, United Natural Foods, and DSD Distributors. Charles loves to garden, and is a student of Japanese culture.