( Courtesy BrightFarms )

Brian Jenny has joined BrightFarms, Irvington, N.Y., as vice president of sales.

Jenny oversees existing retail accounts and leads business development as the company continues to grow, according to a news release. He most recently was vice president and general manager of CC Kitchens, a division of the Castellini Group, Cincinnati.

Before that, Jenny was at Naturipe Farms as vice president and general manager of the value-added division according to the release. He joined Naturipe after seven years at Monterey Mushrooms, in roles that included direct of sales for the Eastern Region.

Jenny has been in the United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program, has been chairman of United Fresh’s Fresh-Cut Processor Board, and a member of the executive committee of United Fresh’s board of directors. He has been involved in the Produce Marketing Association, Southeast Produce Council and the Eastern Produce Council.

“Brian has a demonstrated history of growing sales with many of the nation’s largest and best food retailers.” Paul Lightfoot, CEO of BrightFarms, said in the release. “He brings to BrightFarms a wealth of produce industry knowledge and expertise.”

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