J&J Family Of Farms Announces New Executive Sales Hires
by J&J Family of Farms
Posted: 2017-10-13 09:10:02 EST

Westlake, FL: J&J Family of Farms recently hired David Guzi, as its new Senior Vice President of Sales.

Guzi brings 35 years of experience in the produce industry to J&J Family of Farms.  He has been the Senior Leader of Sales Teams at Del Monte Fresh Produce, Inc., Central American Produce and at Rosemont Farms.  His most recent role in his career provided him the opportunity to be the General Manager, responsible for sales, marketing, logistics, and operations of the Del Monte distribution center in South Florida. 

“Dave Guzi is just a great fit for J&J,” says Lynn Rundle, CEO of J&J Family of Farms.  “He is a true professional, a leader who has impeccable integrity and a reputation for taking care of his people,” adds Rundle.  “With the expansion of J&J in both the east coast and west coast we were looking for a growth leader.”

Dave will be managing the Western Division directly as part of his new role and will take over responsibility for the Western Division P&L for the company.

Guzi will report directly to the Chairman and CEO of J&J Family of Farms Lynn Rundle and provide the hands on leadership that is required by this critical role.

“Chris Coffman previously held the position at J&J and will be involved in a consulting role in the transition to Guzi’s leadership,” says Rundle.  “We wish Chris the best in his new career,” he added.

When asked about his new role with J&J, Guzi commented, “I have been involved in South Florida production and also involved in leading sales and sourcing for companies off-shore and internationally.  This is just a great opportunity to use my experience to bring accretive value to a great organization.”    

J&J Family of Farms Welcomes Mike Strickland As Director of Sales, Western Division

J&J Family of Farms recently hired, Mike Strickland, as its new Director of Sales, Western Division.

Strickland who grew up in the produce industry, brings over 30 years of experience to J&J. He has significant experience in international produce sales, having most recently worked at Marengo Foods, Produce Exchange and Mastronardi Produce.

Strickland is a serial entrepreneur and started the Nashville Tomato Company when he was 19 years old.  He led the growth of the company which was eventually sold to Sysco/Freshpoint in 2011.

 “His extensive experience in the west combined with his Tennessee roots make him uniquely qualified to help us accomplish our growth in sales objectives we have set for our Western Division,” says Lynn Rundle, CEO of J&J.

Strickland will report directly to Dave Guzi, Senior VP of Sales and will be based in McAllen, Texas.  When asked about his new role with J&J, Strickland commented, “This is a great opportunity for me to join a great sales team at J&J.  I have known J&J for several years and look forward to growing the sales generated by the grower network of J&J, delivering into Nogales and McAllen. 

About J&J Family of Farms:  Established in 1983, J&J Family of Farms specializes in growing cucumbers, green red and yellow bell peppers, squash, green beans and eggplant. J&J manages over 14,000 acres of production from their own farms and partners, and has operations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona and Mexico. For more information, visit www.jjfamilyoffarms.com

Source: J&J Family of Farms