( Photos and logo courtesy Homegrown Organic Farms; graphic by Amelia Freidline )

Homegrown Organic Farms, Porterville, Calif., has promoted Amanda Vietti and hired Stefaun Avakian as sales account managers.

Vietti joined the company late last year as a marketing specialist, and before that was a sales associate at Flavor Tree Fruit Co. LLC. She has also been an order management analyst at Robinson Fresh and sales executive at AMC North America, managing fruit inventories.

Avakian most recently was a produce buyer for Imperfect Foods. Before that, he was a sales and logistics coordinator at Trinity Fruit Co. He has also been an assistant buyer intern for Kroger.

Craig Morris, citrus and grape category director, said in the release that as the company grows, it continues to add talented men and women to its staff.

“Both individuals are dynamic and possess solid skills and industry experience and are poised to serve our customers and growers well,” Morris said in the release.

Vietti and Avakian will help to prepare the company for the upcoming organic grape and citrus seasons and future growth of the company, according to the release.

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Submitted by Kelsey Forbes on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 02:01

I can personally vouch for Stefaun’s negotiations skills, business acumen and professionalism, HGO is so lucky to have him!