Developing His Ice Cream Expertise
After marrying Becky and moving to the United States,Tony worked as a plant manager for a company that produced logging equipment for several years. But life had sweeter things in mind for Tony. His next career move would take him down the path towards becoming the expert ice cream business consultant that he is today.
That first step occurred in 2001 when Tony started working as the Vice President of Business Development for Ross Manufacturing. At the time, Ross Manufacturing was well-known in the ice cream industry. The company’s founder, Howard Ross, was an engineer who had owned his own frozen custard store. Mr. Ross used his engineering know-how to determine the best way to make frozen custard. In 1996, he decided to close his store and focus his energy on manufacturing high-quality frozen custard machines.
By 2001, when Tony joined the firm, Ross Manufacturing was already a respected contributor in the ice cream industry. But once Ross Manufacturing and Tony Carey got together, nothing could stop their progress. With Tony’s help, first as VP of Business Development and later as the company’s Vice President, Ross Manufacturing became the leading manufacturer of frozen custard machines. It’s here that Tony developed the in-depth knowledge needed to become an expert ice cream business consultant.