About Us

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Labriute was founded in 2002 by Abe Halberstadt. Our Company has been the innovator of flameless, self-heating shelf-stable kosher meals. From our inception, our focus has been on manufacturing shelf-stable meals that are also tasty and nutritious. In addition, we have placed an equal importance on ensuring that all of our meals are prepared in highly secure and safe, US-based, manufacturing facilities.

Labriute has grown from providing retail meal solutions to one of the leading institutional shelf-stable and religious meals provider in the US.

Our Team

Henry Kauftheil, Chairman of the Board Mr. Kauftheil has over three decades of diversified business and leadership experience. Henry is internationally recognized for his expertise in food manufacturing and distribution, international commerce and international investments. Mr. Kauftheil is also the Founder & Chairman of ACG Equities LLC and The International Commerce Exchange Systems Inc. (ICES). Mr. Kauftheil is a renown marketing and advertising expert as well.

Abe Halberstam, CEO
Abe is the Founder of Labriute meals and is a well known expert in manufacturing and distribution of shelf-stable meals to a wide variety of customers segments including: Military, Emergency & Humanitarian Management , Correctional facilities as well as retail l Mr. Halberstam is a sought-after adviser for all matters concerning religious meals in both the military and correctional facilities. Mr. Halberstam is frequently consulted in international conferences on emergency management, national disasters humanitarian aide. as well as on correctional feeding programs

Alan Weichsellbaum, CFO

Alan has almost 25 years of accounting and finance experience. He has both a CPA and an MBA and has had a very broad base of experience. He started his career as a staff accountant at Price Waterhouse. After receiving an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, Alan spent three years at Philip Morris where he was a Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis.

Over the past 15 years, he has worked on Wall Street in various capacities. Alan has been a research analyst, a partner in two hedge funds and the CEO and CFO of a small broker dealer. Throughout his career, he has focused on smaller companies that are at inflection point and he has used his finance expertise to identify those companies that are going to successfully navigate during their transitional phase.

Dassy Tress, Director of Operations & Client Services Ms. Tress has been with Labriute since 2005 and has been instrumental in the Company’s growth and national recognition. Ms. Tress oversees distribution operations at our New Jersey facility and is also the client services administrator. In this role, Ms. Tress is responsible for meeting and ensuring Labriute’s uncompromising commitment to customer satisfaction. She is quite at ease working with our retail clients as well as senior decision makers in the institutional segments served by Labriute.