Who We Are

CRG is a group of dedicated professionals with years of experience. Take a peek behind the curtain.

Hillary Canner


As President of CRG I oversee day to day operations. I manage administration and financial operations for CRG.  I am an active member of our sales team, working primarily on sales support and business development. I coordinate and implement logistical work when necessary for the CRG clients. I like hats.

Jeff Canner

Vice President

Jeff has been in the food industry for the past 30 years in relevant roles and channels. Jeff is was a senior partner at Action Brand Management. Jeff has also worked as an COO, SVP and VP in sales, marketing, brand launches and product development in the retail food channel and as a Senior Director in the food service channel. Jeff has created, marketed and sold items around the world. Some of the brands that are on his list are Glutino, Ian’s Natural Foods, MilkMakers, and Wellaby’s among others. Jeff has also worked with large Food Service establishments including Aramark and Sodexho.

Joseph M Cooney

R & D  and Ingredient Director

My passion for bakery products started over 30 yrs ago, from small independents, larger grocery chains, large name brand R&D, bakery equipment development and now owning my own Shared Kitchen, Manufacturing & Co-packing business. My love to come up with new products and flavors to support the public imagination and taste buds.

Peggy O’Shea Kochenbach MBA, RDN, LDN

Director of PR and Social Media

Peggy specializes in developing strategic and impactful communications programs for food & beverage and healthy lifestyle brands. Creating and executing strategic integrated communications initiatives for global, national, start-up and niche clients alike, her experience includes brand positioning, message development, earned media results, social engagement, product launches, influencer engagement, and owned channel integration. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and admitted foodie, Peggy has also been widely quoted in local and national media as a trusted nutrition expert.

John Hurd

Sales Manager

John Hurd has 40 years of brand promotion, sales, and management experience with a wide variety of consumable products including Tobacco, HBC, pet products, and specialty food. He and family live in Greensboro, NC

David Powers

Sales Manager

After several years in management, festival and special event planning, and running his own business, David comes to CRG with a multi-disciplinary approach to client relations and sales.  When he’s not taking care of his customers, David is often found sneaking off to see new things and taste new flavors.

Lindsay O’Brien

Brand Support Specialist

Lindsay works with the CRG team on telemarketing, email blasts, trade shows and brand support.  Lindsay also likes walking her dog, Charlie with Lola, Jeff and Hillary’s dog.