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Pacific Trellis Fruit Expands Organization With New Hires

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Los Angeles, California-based Pacific Trellis Fruit and Dulcinea Farms have welcomed industry veterans Matt Tanner, Evangelina Kaudze and Shawn Young to the team.

Matt Tanner

Tanner joins the company as senior sales executive. He brings nearly thirty years of produce industry experience and has held various sales and sales leadership roles throughout his career.   Most recently, Tanner was the VP of sales at Sol Group Marketing. He will be based in Florida.

Kaudze joins Pacific Trellis Fruit as food safety and compliance manager. With more than 15 years of experience in the produce industry, Kaudze has experience in food safety management and program development. Most recently, she was with ValleyFresh Global. Kaudze will be based in Los Angeles.

Evangelina Kaudze

Young joins the company as transportation manager. He brings more than 20 years of experience in logistics and operations. Young most recently was with Martori Farm’s transportation team and prior to Martori, Shawn had worked for Sol Group and Del Monte in a variety of transportation and operations management positions. He will be based in Arizona.

“We are excited to have been able to add these talented individuals to our team. They will assist our efforts and our strategy to continue to elevate our business as well as growing the Dulcinea brand with high-quality products targeting flavor and consumer satisfaction while providing first-class customer service,” said Josh Leichter, CEO.

Shawn Young

Pacific Trellis Fruit is one of North America’s top year-round importers, growers and marketers of premium fresh fruit, including melons, grapes, stonefruit, cherries and citrus.  In 2014, Dulcinea was acquired by Pacific Trellis Fruit and became their consumer-facing brand.

Dulcinea is the pioneer of the PureHeart personal seedless watermelon, the Tuscan-Style cantaloupe and SunnyGold yellow mini seedless watermelon. Pacific Trellis’ has sales offices in Fresno, California; Gloucester, New Jersey; and Tucson, Arizona. 

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