2012 People in the News - The Packer

2012 People in the News

12/28/2012 10:06:00 AM
Amelia Friedline

Rabo AgriFinance hires Tony Lopez as Florida senior relationship manager in its Sarasota office.

Wyatt Torosian joins Fresno, Calif.-based Crown Jewels Produce Co. as a salesman, also working in business development and public relations. Tim O’Brien joins the company’s Nogales, Ariz., office as a salesman.

Delano, Calif.-based Sunview Marketing International hires Brian Mullhofer as a salesman.

Westmoreland Sales, Leamington, Ontario, hires Lisa Sirizzotti as a saleswoman.

The Allen Lund Co., La Cañada, Calif., promotes Chris Raihl to assistant manager of its San Francisco refrigerated department.

Al Vangelos, former president and chief executive officer of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Sun World International LLC, joins the board of directors for Naples, Fla.-based Naturipe Farms LLC.

Greg Reinauer is the new president of Tom Lange Co., Springfield, Ill. Phil Gumpert remains as chairman and chief executive officer.

Sun World International, Bakersfield, Calif., names Rudy Heras category director of Mexican grapes and peppers.

Foodpro International, San Jose, Calif., promotes Mark Washburn to vice president of marketing and sales and promotes Olga Osipova to vice president of technical services and secretary of the company.

The Giumarra Co.’s Walter Ram wins The Packer’s Importer of the Year Award.

Watsonville, Calif.-based Monterey Mushrooms Inc. names Michael Muehlbauer sales manager for the Midwest and Sandy Malouff-Quintana sales manager for the Rocky Mountain region.

Marketing Plus, Fresno, Calif., hires Kristina Sivas as marketing traffic coordinator.

Holtzinger Fruit, Yakima, Wash., hires Luke Anderson as a field representative based in the company’s Yakima office.

Deardorff Family Farms, Oxnard, Calif., selects Luke Patruno to lead the business unit for its newly-opened organic packing and distribution plant.

Mark Rogers joins Special Edition, Kingsville, Ontario, as senior retail specialist in the company’s Virginia office.


Sakata names Dennis Storm director of supply chain for Sakata Seed America, Morgan Hill, Calif. The company also names Ken Reid facilities operations manager for Alf Christianson Seed Co., Burlington, Wash.

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