Mason is a serial entrepreneur with fresh food, organics, and sustainability always at the core. His current venture, Cece’s® Veggie Co., was founded in 2015 and is a pioneer brand in making high-quality, fresh pasta out of vegetables. Cece’s innovative veggie products have been recognized with press and awards for innovation and design. Cece’s recently earned the #3 spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the country. Previously, he founded Greenling.com, the first and largest Local/Organic fresh food and grocery delivery service in Texas serving all major metros.
A longtime organic agriculture activist, Mason drafted legislation and created the Organic Advisory Board to the Texas Department of Agriculture and formed the Organic Association of Texas, a legislative action and lobbying group. He was honored with the United FreshMKT Achievement Award in 2018 for outstanding achievement and innovation in food and was crowned 2010 Eco Leader of the Year by the Austin Business Journal.
Mason and his businesses have also received national innovation awards from Dell and PC Magazine, more than 25 diverse local and national awards, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, and others. Mason is an avid mentor and has served on numerous non-profit boards.
KEY EXPERTISE AREAS
- Consumer Branding & Marketing
- Food Retail Sales Strategy
- Perishable Food Storage & Distribution
- Food Manufacturing Facility Build & Operations
- Communications & PR