CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Welch's, the world's leading marketer of Concord and Niagara grape-based products, announces the appointment of Matt Aufman as general counsel and vice president of legal. With 16 years of legal experience, Aufman has served as senior corporate counsel for Welch’s for the past 11 years. Aufman succeeds Vivian Tseng, who served with Welch’s for 29 years.
“Matt always provides expert advice in a variety of areas to help us make sound decisions to grow and expand our brand,” says Brad Irwin, Welch’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m pleased to promote him to this important role, and I’m looking forward to working with him as a member of our leadership team, as we collaborate to drive profitability and growth.”
Before joining Welch’s, Aufman practiced at two prominent Boston law firms. He holds a law degree, with magna cum laude honors, from Boston College Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rochester. Aufman is a member of the State Bar of Massachusetts.
Welch’s is the processing and marketing subsidiary of the National Grape Cooperative. Located across America and in Ontario, Canada, the cooperative’s approximately 1,000 family farmers own the company and grow the delicious and inherently healthy Concord grape used in Welch’s juices and other grape-based products. Welch’s is committed to research and development that will meet the growing demand for products that address consumers’ health and nutrition needs. Welch’s products are sold throughout the United States and in approximately 40 countries around the globe. Welch’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veterans. www.welchs.com