San Miguel Produce, Inc. has announced a new member of the San Miguel family with the hiring of John Killeen as Vice President and General Manager.
With 30 years of experience in the industry, Killeen comes to San Miguel Produce from Mastronardi Produce-West where he served as director of business development. Killeen started his career at Dole Fresh Fruit and was involved in both citrus and banana sales for nearly 10 years. Killeen has since held positions at New Star Fresh Foods LLC, Tanimura & Antle, and Muranaka Farm Inc.
As a produce veteran, Killeen has led successful teams throughout sales, marketing and operations in a variety of produce categories. In addition to a sales and marketing background, Killeen’s previous experience as a general manager will be a great asset to San Miguel Produce’s growth in the West, the company said.
“Having known Jan and Roy for the past 11 years, I have always been impressed with their integrity and passion for the produce industry,” says Killeen. “Their unique items, innovation and quality have made San Miguel Produce leaders in the cooking greens field. The opportunity to be a member of the San Miguel Family and to be a part of their future is extremely exciting.”
In his new role, Killeen will oversee the sales department, focusing on developing the company’s retail and foodservice programs, and lead strategic initiatives and business development activities throughout the company.
“We are excited for the energy, experience and leadership John will bring to help drive performance and growth throughout the company,” stated Jan Berk, COO. “John’s extensive experience in the produce industry will be invaluable in further developing San Miguel Produce’s customer relationships and tailoring strategies for our business.”