(April 3, 6:30 p.m.) Sun World International LLC, Bakersfield, Calif., is reorganizing its management, creating three separate business units to position the company for future growth, company officials said.

The new units — administration, operations and marketing — are headed by current Sun World executives, according to an April 3 news release.

  • Chief financial officer David Hostetter is the new chief administration officer;

  • Senior vice president of operations Kevin Andrew is chief operations officer; and

  • Senior vice president of licensing and corporate development David Marguleas is chief marketing officer.

“The evolving needs of our clients — supermarket, foodservice and wholesale customers, as well as third-party grower suppliers and licensees — prompted a thorough internal review of our management structure,” president and chief executive officer Al Vangelos said in the release.

Vangelos said in the release that the management changes and realignment of business activities will help Sun World be “responsive, focused and adaptive to the changing realities of our company.”