( Photo courtesy Misionero Vegetables )

Gonzalez, Calif.-based Misionero Vegetables has gone through significant changes since the Harbinger Group LLC acquired the company in 2016, said Nicole Zapata, marketing manager.

“The team has shaped and shifted accordingly while remaining true to its vision of being the boldest and most forward-thinking produce company on the planet,” she said.

Much of the Misionero team has remained the same, but a new executive suite has been formed including CEO Tom Minnich and president and COO Joe Merenda.

“The business is continuing to grow with the focus on people, culture, organics and innovation,” Zapata said.

New hires within the past year include Justin Balas as CFO, Martin Flewell as director of operations, Larry Norwald in national sales and Jennifer Lind in business intelligence. 

Related content:
Salinas Valley suppliers look to sustainable packaging options
Organic going strong among Salinas growers
Salinas Valley grower-shippers cope with COVID-19