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About Us

 

What Makes Us Different:
Cascata is a privately-held company strategically-located in the Salt Lake City area that specializes in the
hot-fill packaging of liquids, juices, gels, and purees in single-serve stand-up pouches. Cascata’s production operation complies with
Good Manufacturing Practices under 21 CFR parts 111, 114, and 117. Cascata is certified SQF Level II, USDA Organic, and Kosher,
with the capability to process gluten-free, vegan, and project Non-GMO formulations. We invite you to experience the Cascata difference.

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Jeremy Andrus

Jeremy Andrus
Chairman of the Board
Founder

Jeremy Andrus is the President & CEO and Board Member of Traeger Grills. He joined Traeger in 2014 as he acquired the business with Trilantic Capital Partners. From 2005 to 2013, Jeremy served as President & CEO of Skullcandy, where he helped grow annual sales from $1 million to $300 million. Earlier in his career, Jeremy was Director of Strategic Planning and Acquisitions for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group, an entrepreneur hotel developer and a consultant at Monitor Company.

Currently, Jeremy is a board member at Wilson Electronics, Cotopaxi, Grow and Cascata, and serves on the investment committees for Kickstart Seed Fund and University Venture Fund. He also volunteers with the International Rescue Committee and Break Through Soccer. 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. Under the leadership of Mr. Wright, Cascata has experienced significant growth and has been recognized by the Mountain West Capital Network (MWCN) as one of the Emerging Elite companies in the state of Utah for 2016 and 2017. Mr. Wright has held several key executive positions, including 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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Asher Cameron

Asher Cameron
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Partner

Mr. Cameron has 20 years of experience in Sales/Marketing/Strategy leadership positions in FDA-regulated manufacturing, healthcare, 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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Eric Whiting

Eric Whiting
Chief Financial Officer
Partner

Mr. Whiting is an experienced Chief Financial Officer and Controller with an extensive history working in manufacturing companies. He is skilled in Budgeting, Accounting, Internal Controls, Financial Reporting, and ERP systems including SAP and Oracle. Mr. Whiting obtained his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting & Finance from the University of Utah and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Westminster College.

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John Reese

John Reese
Facility
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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