“I am excited to join the Sun World family,” he said in a news release. “Sun World’s international reputation for quality products backed by a well-qualified and innovative team provides a great foundation from which to build. I look forward to working with such a talented and dedicated group of people.”
Pandol credited Dever with restructuring the company’s ownership, saying that Dever aligned product resources and strategic objectives. Dever also restructured Pandol Bros. customer base and developed new profit centers related to the company’s supply chain, which enabled the firm to diversify.
Dever’s efforts for Pandol Bros. also included improving operations of post-harvest functions. The grower-packer also has import and export operations, shipping table grapes and other specialty fruit.
Coral Beach and Doug Ohlemeier contributed to this report.