Mitchell previously worked for Dole Food Co. In the more than two decades he spent at Dole, he had various division, director and senior management roles. Most recently, he was the company’s vice president and chief financial officer.
At Sun World, Mitchell will be responsible for the company’s financial planning and operations tasks. He will also deal with investor relations, and he will guide the company’s overall strategic direction as part of its collaborative senior management team, according to a release.
“Mitchell’s leadership experience overseeing financial matters and successfully growing operating profits for a Fortune 500 company with broad international reach will be of value to Sun World as we continue to grow the presence of proprietary varieties both domestically and abroad,” David Dever, chief executive officer and president, said in the release. “We welcome him to the Sun World team.”