Position title: Managing Director, Red Arrow International, a Kerry Business
12 days after high school graduation, Christopher Gutman joined the US Army and spent four years training and working as a Russian Interrogator/Linguist stationed in California, Arizona, Hawaii and Munich, Germany. Mr. Gutman then began his education at University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a BA in International Relations with a concentration in International Business and Slavic Studies while serving in the Army Reserves. For three years, he worked as Territory Manager, Asia and Eastern Europe for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection before spending two years leading an export management company where he sold Gardetto’s, Nueske’s and Cher-Make food products around the world. Mr. Gutman joined Red Arrow International in 1998 as Territory Sales Manager for Asia and Eastern Europe. In 2002, he became the International Sales Manager and since 2006 has been the Managing Director of Red Arrow International. In 2014, Red Arrow International won the Wisconsin Governor’s Export Achievement Award. Kerry acquired Red Arrow in December 2015.