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   AC Foods Appoints New Vice President Of Sales & Business Development
by AC Foods
Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:02AM EST

DINUBA, CA – Rapidly growing AC Foods announced today that Daniel Kass has joined the firm as its Vice President of Sales & Business Development. Daniel joins the company to unify and further develop AC Food’s growing portfolio in the citrus industry.

“I am excited to start this new challenge with AC Foods as it expands its global citrus footprint as a full range, one-stop-shop program supply destination,” Daniel Kass stated. “Suntreat is continuing to add acreage in Sumo Citrus®, Cara Caras, Blood Orange-Navals, and Golden Nuggets, and just finished a build out of AC Foods Legacy Packing. This buildout puts us 20 years ahead of the global industry in terms of food safety, product handling, and traceability; the future is incredibly exciting as we focus on supplying healthy, sustainable products to North America and the World.”

Born and raised in Hartford, CT, Daniel graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Business Administration and completed his M.B.A at Florida Tech after joining Florida’s citrus industry. Daniel Kass brings many years of experience in the global citrus industry, representing iconic brands like Dole Citrus and Wonderful Halos where he was instrumental in launching an independent sales organization to international markets. His passion is connecting growers with customers around the world for a fruitful experience. As Secretary of the California Citrus Quality Council, Daniel is skilled in market access issues including phytosanitary, food safety, food additive, and pesticide regulations.

“AC Foods has hired a proven leader in Daniel Kass to guide our citrus sales team,” President Darren Filkins, said. “He has proven his ability to build programs that align perfectly with our aggressive growth strategy. We plan on using Daniel’s over twenty years of global citrus sales to build our export and domestic U.S. business. With our success with Sumo Citrus, Suntreat Citrus, and other special citrus items, along with our existing sales and marketing teams, we have laid a strong foundation to support Daniel to offer our best-in-class service and quality commitment to our customers.”

About AC Foods

AC Foods is a regenerative food family of farms, nurseries, packinghouses, and marketing and sales companies with the shared purpose of growing access to better, tastier, and healthier food. AC Foods is committed to improving the land on which we farm and making the communities where we operate, better places. Suntreat and Sumo Citrus are both proud members of the AC Foods Family.

About Suntreat

Suntreat Packing & Shipping Co. is an independently owned and operated citrus packing company located in the San Joaquin Valley. Suntreat packs and sells California’s finest citrus – from perennial favorites such as lemons and oranges to emerging varieties and specialties including Sumo Citrus®, Oro Blanco grapefruit, and Gold Nugget mandarins. Throughout its 50-plus year history, Suntreat has partnered with the finest growers and built its business based on innovation, reliability, and consistently great products. Today the third and fourth generation of Suntreat’s family farmers maintain their passion for growing citrus and delivering top-quality fruit. For more information, visit www.suntreat.com

Source: AC Foods


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