Berry Fresh Taps Kelly Dietz as Director of Business Development, East Coast
- by Jordan Okumura
LOS ANGELES, CA - Berry Fresh, owned by Chilean-based Agroberries, has welcomed industry vet Kelly Dietz to take up the post of the newly created position Director of Business Development, East Coast.
“I am very excited to be joining the Berry Fresh team,” Dietz said, according to a press release. “The more I was able to learn about Agroberries and Berry Fresh, the more I realized it is a very successful company with amazing opportunities. I look forward to helping them expand their customer base."
Dietz brings 26 years of industry experience, most recently having worked at Bakersfield, California-based Grimmway Farms as its Director of Sales, Eastern Region. She has also worked for Virginia-based Verdelli Farms and served as Chairman of the Board for the IFPA.
“Kelly brings a wealth of produce knowledge and experience,” Lorenzo Venezian, President of Berry Fresh, added in the release. “She has developed a deep knowledge of the markets and customers in the eastern region and we look forward to having her on board.”
According to the company, Berry Fresh has become one of the largest distributors of blueberries and blackberries in North America through vertical integration with Agroberries.
The company expressed enthusiasm for what is to come with Dietz’s addition to the team.