Procurement Talks Podcast
John Paneno: Amy's Kitchen
John Paneno is the Vice President of Sourcing at Amy’s Kitchen. He has been with the company for over 13 years throughout its tremendous growth. John focuses his energy on developing suppliers and leading his team to ensure purchase of the highest quality raw and packaging materials.
Prior to Amy’s, John was employed at The Clorox Company for sixteen years. While there, he had positions in purchasing management, project management, manufacturing and planning. Before Clorox, he was Customer Engineer at Hewlett Packard for 3 years working on mainframe computers and equipment. John has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and a Master of Business Administration both from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
John lives in Santa Rosa with Anne, his wife of over 28 years, and loves being the father of four children. He enjoys spending time in the mountains hiking, fly fishing and skiing. He plays guitar and harmonica for a local fundraising rock’n’roll band. He also volunteers his time at his parish and with a local Boy Scout troop. When at home, he makes time for cooking, gardening and fixing things.
Sourcing Facts at Amy’s:
- We source almost 500 different raw material items and over 800 different packaging items from almost 300 different Vendors
- Amy’s purchases over 100 Million lbs of organic ingredients per year
- More than 98% of the agricultural items we purchase are organic.