Al Vangelos just got the job and he is already shaking the place up:
Sun World International Appoints Roger Griess
to Vice President of North America
Business Development & Replenishment
Sun World International announces the appointment of Mr. Roger Griess to Vice President of North America Business Development & Replenishment. He reports directly to Sun World president, Mr. Al Vangelos, at the corporate office in Bakersfield, California.
Mr. Griess’ produce career began at Dole Foods as Director of National Accounts Manager/Citrus Division and Regional Manager/Deciduous Division. In 1997, he began his career with Sun World in the role of National Account Manager. Over time his expertise evolved into establishing the Wal-Mart account for Sun World from the ground floor up.
He was also instrumental in developing several special projects for the company. Sun World president, Al Vangelos commented, “All this is second nature to Roger as he comes from a family who recently celebrated its 100th year of farming in the Sacramento region, and we are pleased to utilize his wealth of talent in this new position.”
As V.P. of North America Business Development & Replenishment, he will be responsible for taking the company to the next level through growing the company’s core area of business and broadening its product lines through mergers and acquisitions. “Sun World has positioned itself on the “leading edge” of the produce industry due to their achievements in proprietary varieties. Our goal is to move the company to the next level through researching and analyzing new areas of profitable business within the agricultural industry. I am excited to be a part of this process.” stated Griess.
Congratulations to Roger and best wishes to Al. We sense a new era for Sun World. We hope you make it a great one.