Gold Coast Packing Inc. has hired Larry Narwold as its regional sales manager. Narwold brings years of produce experience to the company. Prior to Gold Coast Packing, he was national accounts director for Misionero. During his produce career, he has worked for a variety of grower/shippers including Tanimura & Antle, Green Giant Fresh, Taylor Farms and Mann Packing.
“We are happy to have Larry aboard at Gold Coast,” says Robb Bertels, vice-president of sales and marketing. “His depth of knowledge in produce is unmatched and we expect he will help us develop additional business for our value-added fresh-cut vegetable lines. Larry’s knowledge and experience in the retail and foodservice sector will help us grow in both categories.”
Narwold’s extensive career began in independent retailing, and he eventually moved in grocery wholesaling where he supplied grocery stores for 18 years as produce director for Wetterau Foods, SUPERVALU and then Fleming.
“Gold Coast is a family operation--that is what drew me to the company,” says Narwold. “The atmosphere here is positive and ready to handle both new accounts and new items. I look forward to working with the team and assisting with present and future customers.”