Piantedosi Jr., Joe
Joe Piantedosi Jr.
Executive Vice President of Marketing
Piantedosi Baking Company
Joe Piantedosi, Jr., executive vice president of marketing for the Piantedosi Baking Company, is as well known for his work with the Mass. Restaurant Assn., the New England Food Service & Lodging Show, his work for food safety and inspections, and his work for many charities and community programs, as he is for his many accomplishments for his company, a well known institution throughout the New England restaurant industry.
Joe is involved with the Northeastern University Family Business Center, the Malden Chamber of Commerce, Winchester Hospital, a director and guardian of St. Anthony’s Shrine in Boston and hosts a cable show, “Malden This Week” on Malden Community Cable TV. He is also a frequent guest of TV Diner’s Billy Costa and does a segment, “Family Matters” as part of New England Business Day on NECN.
Joe started with the company, founded in 1916 by his grandfather Salvatore Piantedosi and known as the “Midnight Baker” for delivering breads and pasta anytime day or night, when he was ten years old, and graduated from Boston College in 1983. Joe credits his grandfather and his father, Joseph Sr., for his success. “What I have learned from them is how to be a good manager, a good salesperson, a good business person, and also how to be fair and treat people right.”
Joe is very proud that the American Institute of Baking (AIB) has given the Piantedosi Co. a superior rating in its annual inspection the last dozen years, and he is equally proud of the company’s facility and its quality of products. “We take food safety, quality, and inspections very seriously,” said Mr. Piantedosi.