Trost joins the Oxnard, Calif.-based fresh-cut onion producer after 30 years of experience in foodservice sales management, customer service and marketing. She worked with Gills on occasion at her previous job with Fresh Connect where she was the senior manager in foodservice sales.
Trost also worked at Earthbound Farm, Fresh Network NMS, Coronet Foods, Custom Cuts and Life Force Foods throughout her career.
“We have had the pleasure of working with her over the last few years via Fresh Connect and she is a skilled professional,” said vice president of sales and marketing, Nelia Alamo, in a news release. “We appreciate her ability to solve problems with innovation and strengthen relationships through service and authenticity.”
Trost plans to help Gills Onions customers grow their fresh-cut onion category sales and profits for Gills, via training, food show support, and innovative promotional programs. She will also assist with account management and internal sales.