Gertmenian owned Pasadena Produce, from which he retired when he was 82. The company served foodservice customers in the San Gabriel Valley for more than 50 years.
Ready Pac was founded in the back of Pasadena Produce’s warehouse. Gertmenian provided the initial financial backing to start the company, according to a news release.
He began his career in the industry with a produce stand in Monrovia, Calif.