Delano, California-based Four Star Fruit has appointed Justin Dixon as director of imports.
Dixon will play a role in expanding Four Star’s presence in growing regions worldwide and building sustainable partnerships with grower priorities top of mind.
Dixon brings extensive sales and leadership experience to the Four Star team. More recently, he was with Kingsburg Orchard as a sales representative in the stone fruit department.
According to the company, Dixon’s track record in the produce industry has prepared him to lead Four Star Fruit’s efforts to expand its presence globally, which will bolster a year-round program and provide the next level of service for its customers.
“I am thrilled to join the Four Star Fruit team and undertake this new responsibility,” Dixon said.
“Alongside our growth expansion plans, we want to enhance our value to customers by adding commodities to our portfolio outside of table grapes, such as citrus and stone fruit. As we look into the future, this step will be a significant milestone on our journey towards becoming a fully integrated supplier.”
Four Star Fruit is confident that Dixon’s expertise and leadership will contribute to its success by driving the overall business strategy and enabling greater innovation.
“Justin is a highly experienced, strategic thinker and brings considerable value to the Four Star Fruit sales team,” said Jack Campbell, president at Four Star Fruit. “We are pleased to welcome Justin to our team and look forward to seeing him lead and expand our import department.”
Four Star Fruit has been in table grape production as a grower-shipper since 1987. The company is family-owned and -operated for three generations by the Campbell family. Four Star produces conventional and organic grapes, including the trademarked Pristine variety. Its fields are located throughout the San Joaquin and Coachella Valleys and internationally in Peru, Chile and Mexico.
To learn more about Four Star Fruit, visit fourstarfruit.com.