Matt Rita

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Matt Rita

Matt joined the Essex team in November, 2014.  He has a vast knowledge of the customer base. His experience consists of many roles at Roche Vitamins, DSM, Eastman Chemical, Ungerer and Co.,  Cargill Inc., and The Hershey Company.

Matt’s technical background allows for a broad stoke of specialty and value added product lines.  This experience lends itself to source hard to find ingredients, generate interest in new areas, consumer trends.  His passion for the industry is contagious and his goal is to satisfy his customers with the utmost positive experience.

His free time consists of spending playful hours with his two children and wife.  Matt enjoys golf, cycling, skiing, drawing and feeding his entrepreneurial spirit.