Angie Fontes
Angie Fontes
October 29, 2018

Compass Blending

Angie was born and raised in North Carolina, but eventually found her way down to Lakeland. For nearly two decades, she has worked for other food manufacturers, filling senior roles in finance, sales + marketing, and serving as the Plant Manager and VP of Operations. Her entire professional career has been spent in manufacturing and after a long stint of serving as an employee, she decided it was time to run the show herself. Angie is a passionate maker– and who doesn’t love to make food? When she isn’t handling operations at Compass Blending, she is a mother to her four children + accomplished runner, having completed a number of marathons and half-marathons.

What is your business? Compass Blending offers an industrial dry food blending service.

Who are your clients? We work primarily with small retail brands and restaurants.

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? I wanted to make a difference in my industry and create a company that people want to do business with + work for. To truly have that level of impact, I had to take matters into my own hands and start the business myself.

What are your short-term goals? Our short-term goal is to successfully transition to our new building! We will be taking our facility from 3,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet and could not be more excited for what it means for the future of our business.

What are some business wins? Consistently meeting deadlines + obtaining new restaurant chains to complete their dry blending.

Why Lakeland? Lakeland is close to plenty of food distributors + home to some awesome foodies. It allows us to be close to both Florida coasts but also near main transportation highways.

How has Catapult helped you? Catapult has given me space to work while we are bursting at the seams. Until we are moved into our new building, we needed a place to run operations and Catapult filled the role perfectly!

What is your Secret Sauce? Recipes are my business, I can’t tell you the secret! What I can say is having a positive outlook and never taking “no” or “it can’t be done” as an answer are crucial elements to our success.

CompassBlending.com | 863.327.0033



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