Haddix' three decades in the industry includes such positions as: sales, marketing, and general management with the Maxwell House Division of General Foods, Shasta Beverages and Dole Packaged Foods. In the early 1990s he was the developer and owner of a Mexican quick-service restaurant concept. Most recently, Haddix was senior vice president of marketing and member development at the Premier/Nugget buying group and senior vice president of member development for UniPro Foodservice, Inc., Atlanta
Haddix is a graduate of California State University in Fullerton. He and his wife Jane have four grown children and will continue to reside in Marietta, GA.