Massachusetts distributor preps for growth with infrastructure, staff upgrades
Derek Barbagallo is the chief executive and chief financial officer of Colony Foods in Lawrence, Mass. Despite the recession, he has invested in infrastructure and staff to prepare for post-recession growth. A third-generation company executive, Barbagallo has a business theory that guides his leadership: “Don’t live in the past, and learn from your mistakes.” Joseph Mario Barbagallo founded the company 55 years ago as a jobber working out of his garage. Three brothers, ...
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