Oxnard, CA– San Miguel Produce, Inc. is pleased to announce a new member of the San Miguel family with the hiring of John Killeen as Vice President and General Manager.
With 30 years of experience in the industry, Killeen comes to San Miguel Produce from Mastronardi Produce-West where he served as director of business development. Killeen started his career at Dole Fresh Fruit and was involved in both citrus and banana sales for nearly 10 years. Killeen has since held positions at New Star Fresh Foods LLC, Tanimura & Antle, and Muranaka Farm Inc.
As a produce veteran, Killeen has led successful teams throughout sales, marketing and operations in a variety of produce categories. In addition to a robust sales and marketing background, Killeen’s previous experience as a general manager will be a great asset to San Miguel Produce’s growth in the West.
“Having known Jan and Roy for the past 11 years, I have always been impressed with their integrity and passion for the produce industry,” says Killeen. “Their unique items, innovation and quality have made
San Miguel Produce leaders in the cooking greens field. The opportunity to be a member of the San
Miguel Family and to be a part of their future is extremely exciting.”
In his new role, Killeen will oversee the sales department, focusing on developing the company’s retail and foodservice programs, and lead strategic initiatives and business development activities throughout the company.
“We are excited for the energy, experience and leadership John will bring to help drive performance and growth throughout the company,” stated Jan Berk, COO. “John’s extensive experience in the produce industry will be invaluable in further developing San Miguel Produce’s customer relationships and tailoring strategies for our business.”
About San Miguel Produce
San Miguel Produce, Inc. is a 4th generation family farm focused on growing and processing nutrient dense greens under brands: San Miguel Produce, Cut ‘N Clean Greens and Jade, Asian Greens. Since 1976, San Miguel has been farming on the coastal plains of Oxnard, CA and throughout Ventura County. With our fresh-cut processing plant located near our fields, we harvest to order to ensure our valued customers get the very best farm-fresh greens…which is our definition of “Farm Fresh, Grower Direct.”