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To support business growth
Pacific Trellis Fruit/Dulcinea Farms adds three to sales team
Pacific Trellis Fruit/Dulcinea Farms announced that they have added three produce industry professionals to their Sales team as part of a strategic effort to support increased demand for existing business as well as expand into new categories including citrus, cherries, apples and pears. The company welcomes Christopher DeSana, Dan Carapella Jr and Jeff Nichols to their already seasoned Sales organization.
“We are pleased to bring on these three industry veterans to support our growing supply base and customer demand,” Josh Leichter, General Manager, stated. “Christopher, Dan and Jeff all bring track records of superior customer service in categories that align well with our current as well as future planned product lines.”
Christopher DeSana has joined the company in the position of East Coast Import Manager/Sales Manager. Christopher was most recently at Seald Sweet where he was their deciduous fruit manager. Prior to that, he served as an Account Executive at Sbrocco International and Prodex Internationals. Chris graduated from Western Michigan University.
“I have followed the growth of Pacific Trellis/Dulcinea over the years with some level of admiration and could not be more excited to join Josh and his team to build an even better future,” DeSana says about joining the group.
From left to right: Christopher DeSana, Dan Carapella Jr. and Jeff Nichols
Dan Carapella Jr. has joined the company as Salesperson in the New Jersey office. Dan joined the fresh produce industry in 2004, after graduating from La Salle University, as a Transportation Coordinator with Oppenheimer; following in his family’s footsteps of working with southern hemisphere imported produce. Most recently he served as Sales and Marketing representative for Sbrocco International since 2011. Dan’s focus will be on continuing to expand the company’s retail customer base as well as assisting in the growth of newer categories.
“The table grape program at Pacific Trellis is second to none, leading the way with many new varieties and sourcing from the growing areas preferred by supermarkets today,” explains Carapella. “In addition to the top notch product, it was exciting to me to join a vertically integrated company that could offer retail partners truly direct year round programs on table grapes.”
Jeff Nichols has joined the company as Salesperson in the Los Angeles office. Jeff was most recently at SOL in Sales and Business Development and prior to that spent time with The California Mushroom Farm and Tanimura & Antle. Jeff’s focus will be on the Dulcinea® melon business and supporting national retailers as well as LA market area chains and other accounts. Jeff graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
“I am excited to join the Dulcinea Farms sales team and look forward to the opportunity to represent their amazing product lines,” Nichols confirms.
Pacific Trellis Fruit/Dulcinea Farms continues to expand with solid grower partnerships and strong retail demand. This move further positions the organization to deliver superior customer service to their customers. It’s safe to say that Pacific Trellis Fruit is looking forward to a phenomenal year ahead.
Publication date: 10/10/2017
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