Petrillo will be responsible for strategic planning and day-to-day operations, which includes overseeing all staff and committees and developing business plans.
Petrillo is no stranger to the produce industry. Her family owns a family farm in Jackson County, Mo., and has operated it for generations.
She has taught at the university level, and is a consultant and special investigator for businesses and organizations, both nationally and internationally.
“FreshXperts has experienced significant and consistent growth since its inception. We are moving forward as the industry’s premier produce consultancy, and we want to ensure that we have the infrastructure in place to support our sustained growth,” said Ron Pelger, chairman, FreshXperts.
“PJ’s broad life experiences working with people and her understanding of the family farm make her a valuable addition to the FreshXperts team,” Pelger said.