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CFO Selections Places Mike Lowenson and Matt Pacheco at Harbor Foods Group


CFO Selections is pleased to announce that Mike Lowenson joined Harbor Foodservice as VP Finance in 2020 and Matt Pacheco joined Harbor Wholesale in 2021 as VP Finance.

Mike is a CPA with more than 35 years of financial and operational management experience. He is a graduate of UCLA and has an Executive MBA from the University of Washington. Mike began his career with a large international CPA firm, and then has focused primarily on manufacturing and distribution industries for the last 30 years. For eight of those years, he owned and operated his own consumer products company. Mike was a financial leader of a beverage distribution business in Snohomish County before joining Harbor Foodservice.

Matt has 18 years of financial and accounting management experience and is a graduate of the University of Washington. Matt began his career as a state auditor and in public accounting before focusing his career on distribution and transportation. Matt spent five years with a large building supplies business before joining a shipping company, Westwood Shipping Lines where he eventually became their financial leader as VP Finance.

CFO Selections thanks everyone who worked with us during both searches, and we wish Mike, Matt, and Harbor Foods Group great success in the future.


Harbor Foods Group has been distributing food for people on the go since 1923. The family business, led by fourth generation CEO Justin Erickson, is dedicated to maximizing customer success by building strong, trusted, and supportive business relationships.

Headquartered in Lacey, WA, Harbor Foods Group supports convenience stores, universities, restaurants, and institutions with over 20,000 products and several services designed to help make independent food retailers and operators successful, whatever their walk of life or  Pacific Northwest neighborhood. 

In October 2019, Harbor Foods Group acquired a portion of distributor FSA Seattle’s business, including the real property, a customer base of 1,600+ independent restaurant operators in the greater Puget Sound region, and 250 dedicated and talented team members, forming Harbor Foodservice as the premier local, family-owned restaurant foodservice distributor in the Pacific NW. 

In 2021, the company acquired the operations of a Portland, Oregon based distribution company adding a Portland distribution facility to go with its Roseburg, Oregon and Lacey, Washington facilities.

Harbor Foods Group is now comprised of the two largest, privately held distribution companies in the NW - Harbor Wholesale (convenience store/retail) and Harbor Foodservice (restaurants).

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