Industry Leader Kevan Johnston Joins Elara Foodservice Disposables

Posted on January 30, 2012

Kevan Johnston Joins Elara Foodservice DisposablesJericho, NY – Foodservice industry veteran and food safety expert Kevan Johnston has joined Elara Foodservice Disposables LLC as its Vice President of National Accounts. Johnston has a long, distinguished history in foodservice disposables and food safety, having served as Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations at Daydots Inc. leading up to its successful sale to Ecolab. In addition, Johnston is a Trustee on the Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, a position he has held since 1999.

Elara is a designer and producer of food contact gloves, food storage bags, plastic cutlery, meal kits and related single-use products used by commercial and non-commercial foodservice operators. The company is dedicated to providing customers with high quality products and food safety support at affordable prices. Elara is also committed to fighting hunger in America. Under its signature One Case/One Meal program, Elara provides a meal to someone struggling with hunger for each case of product sold.

In his new position, Johnston will be forging relationships with multi-unit foodservice operators and guiding them in the implementation of best-in-class food safety and hand hygiene programs, comprised of Elara’s quality-assured products and in-house food safety resources.

“I joined Elara,” states Johnston, “because of its vision to make a difference in food safety and hunger relief. It is the ideal situation for me to apply my extensive background in growing a food safety products company.”

“Kevan brings leadership, experience and a shared sense of philanthropy to the company,” says Dan Grinberg, President and Founder of Elara. “He has built strong national and international sales and distribution networks, and he is well respected in the foodservice and food safety communities. Kevan is a great fit for Elara, and I look forward to all the ways that he’ll be helping to make Elara a truly unique company.”

Prior to joining Elara, Johnston acted as President of Performance Restaurant Source, a supplier of foodservice products, online training and customized fulfillment to the foodservice industry. Prior to that, Johnston was Vice President of Sales and Industry Relations at Daydots, a leading food safety products and education source to the foodservice industry.

About Elara Foodservice Disposables LLC

Elara Foodservice Disposables is a designer and producer of high quality food contact gloves, plastic cutlery, food storage bags and related products for restaurant and institutional foodservice operators. Elara also has a social mission built into its DNA – fighting hunger. For every case of product it sells, Elara provides a meal for someone struggling with hunger. Headquartered in Jericho, NY, Elara was founded by Dan Grinberg, a recognized supporter of hunger relief who previously built and sold Food Handler Inc. For more information about Elara Foodservice Disposables, visit

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