Our Ownership Team
The Annette James Group, producer of the award-winning Bellisari’s Spreads and Sauces, is excited to announce ownership expansion establishing the company as a progressive and innovative player in the women-owned business field. Experienced project management expert Teresa V. Thompson and Michelle Diehl, an experienced customer relations executive, have joined Annette Bellisari Johnson on the ownership team.
Teresa V Tompson
Teresa V. Thompson, the new Director of Operations, joined Bellisari’s in July of this year. Arriving with 35 years in the electrical distribution industry, Teresa brings a broad lens of expertise to Bellisari’s, with a reputation of guiding employees to be their most exceptional selves within the organization. Most recently with The Loeb Electric Company, Teresa served as a project manager for large-scale industrial and commercial electrical projects. She excels at providing the structure to take projects from the idea stage to delivery to the customer with the highest level of both service and product. Teresa and her husband, who has passed away, raised two wonderful children together. Her son Taos is a senior at the University of Kentucky and their daughter Townsend is a freshman at Colorado Mountain College, Leadville. Teresa’s favorite hobby outside of work in photography.
Michelle Diehl was recently named Director of Customer Relations after having joined Bellisari’s originally in 2019. Michelle knows all the products inside and out and has become the primary face and voice of the company, interacting with customers daily. An expert at managing the sales cycle from incoming sales to fulfillment, Michelle has brought the company to a new level of extraordinary customer service. She prides herself on providing both retail and wholesale customer support on an immediate response basis and has become an integral component of the company's tremendous progress and success. Michelle herself was a small business owner in the home and food industries for 5 years. Her hobbies include playing volleyball and kickball recreationally, volunteer work with the homeless ministry at her church and adventures with her silver Labrador Retriever Charlie.