Mann Packing hires well-known marketers - The Packer

Mann Packing hires well-known marketers

10/28/2013 05:28:00 PM
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Mann Packing Co., Salinas, Calif., recently hired two managers in its marketing and sales departments.

Larry Narwold and Lori BigrasCourtesy Mann PackingNarwold, BigrasLori Bigras is now marketing manager and Larry Narwold is now southeast regional sales manager for foodservice, according to a company news release.

Bigras has 20 years of experience in marketing communications and project management, having spent the majority of that time at Driscoll’s Strawberry Associates Inc., Watsonville, Calif., and McDill Associates, Monterey Bay, Calif.

Kim St. George, Mann’s director of marketing and innovation, said in the release that Bigras has served on several industry boards, which gives her insight that compliments the skills and experiences of the rest of the Mann marketing staff.

As a regional sales manager, Narwold will report to Salinas-based sales director Rick Russo. Russo said in the release that Narwold’s industry relationships will benefit Mann’s efforts in the southeast.

Narwold has worked on the supplier side and the customer side of the fresh produce industry at several companies, including River Ranch Fresh Foods, Green Giant Fresh/Sholl Group, Tanimura and Antle Inc., Fleming Cos. and Supervalu.

Narwold has also served on several produce industry organization boards, including the Produce Marketing Association foodservice board and the United Fresh Produce Association’s membership committee. He is a past president of the Southeast Produce Council.

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