Gaea North America Expands Executive Team with New VP of Sales


Gaea North America Expands Executive Team with New VP of SalesGaea, the leading international manufacturer of Greek olive oil, today announced Susan Fuqua as Vice President of sales. In this role, Fuqua will be responsible for the strategic oversight of Gaea North America’s sales and retail distribution.  As Gaea continues to experience rapid growth in North America, Fuqua will particularly focus efforts on sustaining this growth while assisting David Neuman, CEO of Gaea North America with continued Olive Oil Education. Fuqua will work directly with category managers and buyers offering high quality, traceable and affordably priced Gaea 100% Greek Olive Oils. In the coming months, Fuqua will undergo official Olive Oil Tasting Training at ONAOO School in Italy, a testament to the brand’s commitment to making and selling quality oil.

Gaea North America Expands Executive Team with New VP of SalesFuqua joins Gaea with a wealth of knowledge within the industry and brings over 25 years of progressive, executive food management experience in both the specialty brokerage and manufacturer fields within larger CPG companies. Fuqua’s previous roles have included, Senior Director of Sales National Accounts at Inventure Foods and VP/National Accounts at Ridgeland Partners and VP of Sales – Cody Kramer Imports.

“Susan Fuqua is a strategic addition to our Gaea team; she brings a depth of experience and expertise that we anticipate will accelerate Gaea’s rapid growth,” shared David Neuman, CEO of Gaea North America. “Her proficiency lends itself to the larger retailers working through brokers, both direct and via distributors. Her cross-channel and brand incubation experience fit well with our growing business needs, but it’s her no-nonsense approach to managing a brand that most appeals to me.”

About Gaea

The Gaea product range offers all the tasty ingredients, indispensable for the finest, traditional Greek cuisine. These ingredients are exclusively of the highest quality: naturally grown in the fertile earth of Greece, sun-ripened and harvested the traditional way. It is important for Gaea to preserve and to optimize what “Mother Earth” is offering to the people.  For more information on Gaea and its products, please visit

About Susan Fuqua

Susan Fuqua is an innovative and transformative sales executive with entrepreneurial instincts and clarity of vision that have carried several companies through rapid and continuous growth.  With over two decades in the CPG industry, Susan’s visionary leadership and business acumen has led change by rallying cross-functional teams to create winning strategies that deliver timely and profitable results. Her passion to create and deliver a consistent and compelling brand story has been paramount to her success.  Susan grew up in Miami, Florida and now resides in Central Florida with her husband and two children. During her down time Susan enjoys anything associated with the ocean, golf and her children’s baseball, basketball and volleyball games.  She has a love for the study of art history, travel, fitness, interior and architectural design.