Giddings Berries USA, the Monterey, CA-based subsidiary of Giddings Fruit and global supplier of conventional and organic berries, cherries and more, has strengthened its management team as it aggressively grows its presence and support to United States customers.
Neftaly Vargas joined Giddings Berries USA in the newly created position of senior sales manager, and focuses on expanding the company’s major retailer program and building out the company’s sales and customer service teams. "Having supported producers and built successful programs for some of the nation’s leading retailers, Neftaly brings nearly two decades of sales leadership and category management experience to Giddings," said Helena Beckett, director of sales. "Giddings focuses on customer service and satisfaction and we’re very excited to have Neftaly spearheading these efforts."
Neftaly Vargas and Adolfo Bucio.
Neftaly earned her B.S. in Agriculture Business at California State University, Fresno, and established her career in the production side of the industry in multiple customer support management roles at a leading grower/shipper.
As the company rapidly expands its distribution footprint and supporting its customers with strategic facilities in California, New Jersey, Florida and Texas, it is also expanding its capacity for logistics, food safety and quality control with the addition of Adolfo Bucio as the new operations manager. "Adolfo adds a layer of validation of service to our customers, and will document and ensure every load meets our quality and food safety standards," said Ian Grigg, chief operating officer.
Left to right: Helena Beckett, Ian Grigg
Adolfo earned his B.S. in Agricultural Business at California State University, Monterey Bay and has held critical food safety, compliance and quality assurance positions at conventional and organic produce companies for nearly a decade.
"With Neftaly and Adolfo now on our team, we offer our customers an increased level of service and support," said Grigg.