About Barry

barryfischetto-com-headshotBarry Fischetto is an accomplished executive with over twenty-five years of experience managing significant P&L responsibilities across a number of supply chain and manufacturing platforms. Barry’s expertise in growth leadership and profitability is bolstered by a comprehensive corporate skillset that spans operations, logistics, business development, and general management. A firm believer in “leading by example,” Barry builds high-performing teams by setting high expectations and consistently executing well in all environments. Particularly well-versed in highly competitive markets, he is adept at catalyzing aggressive revenue growth, controlling costs, and achieving high rates of customer satisfaction via results-oriented strategies and creative initiatives.

Barry Fischetto presently serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Farmer Brothers Coffee, where he oversees growth, profitability, service, and organizational improvements. Under his guidance, the company has enjoyed transformative change, and his recent duties included advising the design and construction of a headquarters, manufacturing, and distribution campus. Prior to his current position, Barry held leadership roles with industry leaders like MIllard, ConAgra Foods, and Nabisco Biscuit Company.

Barry Fischetto holds a Master of Business Administration in Operations Management from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Barry's Blog

How Supply Chains Benefit from Benchmarking

Moving quality goods is hardly a solitary event. Successful supply chains realize that no matter how unique their brand may be, everything from the products themselves, to the methods by which those products are designed and distributed result from mutually... read more

Consider a Career in the Supply Chain

If you’re reading this article, you might be a college student trying to find your future career. You might be a high school student, trying to pick a school or a major that will adequately fit your future plans. Maybe you’re in trade school or maybe you’re just... read more

The Three Tiers of Sustainability

  Forget what Kermit the Frog told you–it is actually pretty easy to be green. As more people see the light and recognize that sustainability should be at the forefront of our concerns moving forward, we can come together to have a tangible impact on our planet.... read more

Cutting Your Carbon Footprint

Do you know what type of carbon footprint you and your business are leaving on the Earth? Chances are, it’s larger than you may think. As you may or may not be aware of, there is a good chance that the Earth is going to be the only home that we as humans will know (at... read more

How Can Daily Exercise Help You at Work?

  According to statistics compiled by the World Health Organization and reported on by the Washington Post, an eye-opening 66.3% of Americans were overweight or obese in 2015. Approximately 35% of Americans fall into the latter category, compared to just 10% in... read more

How Calculated Risks Can Breed Innovation

Of all of the dangers that a business or business owner faces during the process of establishing, growing and maintaining a business, one unexpected threat might stand out as the sleeping giant. Perhaps the largest and most menacing hazard standing in the way of... read more

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At the core of Barry’s leadership style rests a deep understanding of progress as a result of both process and people. In order to drive continuous improvement, Barry has grown to be a key performance indicator fanatic, one of the leading indicators of P&L success. Although by no means a micro-manager, Barry does enjoy taking a hands-on, interactive approach when possible. This not only provides space for Barry to model best practices, but empowers him with additional information when conceptualizing end-to-end opportunities for positive change. Innovation is an essential priority in any business, and Barry finds that a calculated risk – even one that fails – yields greater returns in the long run than never taking any chances at all.

Above all else – Barry Fischetto delivers. This mantra is reflected in the caliber of like-minded colleagues and staff with which he surrounds himself. Determination, dedication, grit, and a healthy competitive edge set his teams apart. Establishing fantastic team dynamics is critical to success. In all of his professional roles, Barry has placed a special emphasis on mentorship. As a mentee, he sincerely appreciated the guidance and coaching which underpinned his own growth. As such, Barry considers watching the high achievers he has taken under his wing as they succeed and thrive to be a great privilege.

 

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