Published on March 3, 2016

Gelato Fiasco hires Delan as Chief Smooth Operator and Plant Manager

March 3, 2016
Contact: Bobby Guerette

Gelato Fiasco hires Delan as Chief Smooth Operator and Plant Manager

BRUNSWICK – Gelato Fiasco, the Brunswick-based creator of all-natural gelato and sorbetto, has hired Molly Delan for the position of chief smooth operator and plant manager.

Delan will be responsible for leading operations at the company’s Flavor Foundry in Brunswick. The staff at the Flavor Foundry creates pints of gelato and sorbetto that are offered for sale at more than 3,500 grocery and specialty stores across the United States. Each pint is made from scratch.

“Molly’s experience in quality assurance, team building, and food safety will be essential as we continue to respond to customer demand for delicious desserts made with the highest level of care,” said Joshua Davis, co-founder and CEO.

Delan’s hiring coincides with a 6,000-square-foot expansion of the Flavor Foundry’s kitchen and storage space, along with 40% growth of the company’s grocery coverage footprint in the winter and spring of 2016.

Gelato Fiasco sources milk and cream exclusively from cows who wander on tiny family farms near Houlton, Maine; prepares a variety of produce, including fresh strawberries and wild blueberries; operates an in-house Chunks and Swirls Kitchen that makes marshmallows, chocolate truffles, caramel sauces, and other add-ins for inclusion in gelato flavors; and creates a particularly dense and creamy product. This approach requires tremendous operational focus and expertise.

She was previously the plant manager and director of quality at Inland Seafood’s lobster processing facility in South Portland. She also spent several years at Barber Foods in Portland, most recently as the quality assurance manager and previously in positions in microbiology, reporting, and product traceability.

Delan holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Southern Maine. She earned Six Sigma green belt certification. Delan lives in Bath.