Pacific Trellis Fruit has opened a new sales office in Tucson, Arizona, and has appointed Dan Carapella as director of special projects. Both announcements from CEO Josh Leichter come as Pacific Trellis Fruit eyes development in the years ahead.
Carapella will manage the new sales office, which will serve as Pacific Trellis Fruit’s fourth office location. As the director of special projects, Carapella will lead the company’s strategic initiatives surrounding company growth.
“We are excited to roll out these strategic moves for our company,” Leichter said. “The new Arizona office will help us form closer relationships with growers in the region and open ourselves up to a new pool of talent. Dan’s new role will allow us to best utilize his experience and skillsets to support our future growth.”
Carapella joined Pacific Trellis Fruit in 2017 and currently serves as a senior sales executive and category manager for cherries. He will continue to fulfill both roles in his new position.
The new Tucson office is now open. Carapella will assume his new role effective immediately.
Pacific Trellis Fruit is a year-round grower and importer of premium fresh fruit, including melons, grapes, peaches, plums, nectarines, citrus and cherries. It partners with growers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Uruguay, as well as domestic farmers across the United States.
Its corporate headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California, with sales offices in Fresno, California; Gloucester, New Jersey; and Tucson, Arizona.
Pacific Trellis owns and manages the Dulcinea brand. Dulcinea is the pioneer of the Pureheart personal seedless melons as well as the Tuscan Style Cantaloupe. Pacific Trellis has recently expanded the brand to pack grapes, citrus and cherries.
In 2020, Pacific Trellis fruit became the exclusive marketer and distributor of the KISS line of melons.
Learn more about Pacific Trellis by visiting pacifictrellisfruit.com/ or calling Blair Butterworth at 559-940-2931.