Table Talk names new president as Kokkinis becomes chairman

Worcester food manufacturer Table Talk Pies has named Isaac Long as its new president, effective immediately. He takes over for Harry Kokkinis, a third-generation leader of the company who will become executive chairman.

Table Talk was founded in 1924 by Kokkinis’s maternal grandfather and his business partner, both Greek immigrants.

Long has been in a relationship with Table Talk as a strategic advisor for several months, according to a Tuesday release from the company. He was most recently an operating partner at Truck 9 Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm in Boston. Prior to Truck 9, he led a family-owned agricultural business through a financial turnaround as CEO and CFO, according to the press release.

Long is a former aviator with the U.S. Navy and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School after leaving military service. His bachelor’s degree, from North Dakota State University, is in speech communication, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Kokkinis will remain in an advisory role as executive chairman of the board of directors, according to the press release.

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