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About Us

 

What Makes Us Different:
Cascata is the only spouted pouch and tear-top contract flexible packaging operation in the
United States that combines state-of-the-art filling equipment, post-fill temperature treatment,
and a contiguous closed production operation that is fully-networked with logic controls to deliver
the highest possible quality for your product. The company was founded upon principles of
Responsiveness, Quality, Integrity, and Transparency, which we integrate into every aspect of
our business. We invite you to experience the Cascata difference.

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Jeremy Andrus

Jeremy Andrus
Chairman of the Board
Founder

Jeremy Andrus joined Traeger Wood Pellet Grills as President & CEO in January, 2014 and acquired the business alongside private equity fund Trilantic Capital Partners in July of that year. Prior to Traeger, he served as President & CEO and board member of Skullcandy where he helped grow annual sales from less than $1 million to nearly $300 million over eight years. Between his time at Skullcandy and Traeger, Jeremy was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Solamere Capital. He served as Director of Strategic Planning and Acquisitions for boutique hotel owner and operator Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group from 2003 to 2005 and managed his own hotel development projects focused on Marriott franchise properties from 1998-2002. He served as a Consultant for Monitor Company from 1996 to 1998. Jeremy currently sits on the boards of directors for Wilson Electronics, PurePredictive and TrueGreece, as well as investment committees for Kickstart Seed Fund and University Venture Fund. He was a board member for GoalZero until its sale to NRG. He volunteers on the loan committee for microfinance agency International Rescue Committee, and on boards for Utah refugee youth soccer club Break Through Soccer, Start Foundation of Utah and BYU’s Marriott School National Advisory Council. In 2016 he was named Utah Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year and EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Jeremy received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and B.A. from Brigham Young University. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Kristin and their six children.

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Bryan Wright

Bryan Wright
Chief Executive Officer
Founder

Mr. Wright is an experienced executive in FDA-regulated industries, strategic planning and product development. Mr. Wright has held positions as a VP of Business Development in the contract packaging industry, and as a Director over a $450M business franchise at a publicly-traded medical device manufacturer. Mr. Wright graduated cum laude with a BS from the University of Utah and holds an MBA from Texas A&M University where he received the Ford Scholarship and the New Business Idea Grand Prize from the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.

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Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones
Chief Financial Officer
Founder

Mr. Jones is an experienced finance and operations executive, having spent over 19 years in lead financial, operational, and strategic planning roles for companies in the contract manufacturing, financial services, and retail industries. He has experience in all areas of financial and operational management, debt & equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and startup businesses. Mr. Jones began his career in audit assurance with KPMG. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters of Accounting degree from Brigham Young University.

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John Reese

John Reese
Chief Operating Officer
Partner

Mr. Reese is a successful thirty-year veteran in the food and dietary supplement industry as a production and operations executive. Additionally, he brings to Cascata a wealth of expertise from the international market and is adept in the promotion and expansion of overseas facilities. Mr. Reese has also created and maintained an effective and profitable consulting firm which deals with all phases of the manufacturing process.

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Asher Cameron

Asher Cameron
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Partner

Mr. Cameron has over 15 years of experience as a Sales/Marketing/Strategy executive in FDA-regulated manufacturing and digital marketing industries. He has led the development and launch of over $200 million in new product lines and has managed a combined $600 million in manufacturing-based product businesses. While in the digital marketing industry he led the acquisition of 121 new clients representing 99.2% growth including 8 new Fortune 500 clients. Mr. Cameron holds MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees from Brigham Young University.

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Steve Pederson

Steve Pederson
Chief Quality Officer
Partner

Mr. Pederson has 20 years of leadership experience in quality assurance and operations. As a Certified Quality Engineer and SQF Practitioner, he has developed and expanded Quality and Food Safety Management Systems in FDA and USDA regulated industries. Mr. Pederson served on active duty for 11 years in the US Marine Corps and currently holds the rank of Major in the Reserve component. He holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona.

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