J&D Produce Welcomes Trent Bishop as Vice President of Sales
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
EDINBURG, TX - Produce enthusiast Trent Bishop is growing into his role as Vice President of Sales at J&D Produce. Previously Vice President of Sales and Sales Manager at Lone Star Citrus Growers, Bishop will join the Texas-based company in its endeavor to grow, pack, and ship products internationally.
“I have known Jimmy Bassetti for 25 years. I have watched from afar with great respect as he methodically built the Little Bear brand and HoneySweet label into the well-known and respected brands that they are today,” expressed Bishop. “J&D Produce is a world-class organization, and I could not be more proud to be a member of this amazing team. I look forward to helping lead the company forward by combining my experience and skill set with what is already an industry-leading staff, commitment to quality, and year-round supply of premium product.”
As reported previously by AndNowUKnow, Bishop leaves his former company with best regards and excitement as it continues to grow. Lone Star President, Jud Flowers, emphasized his pride in Bishop’s continuous journey in the produce industry.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring someone of Trent’s caliber and experience to help solidify J&D’s future plans for growth and success,” stated Jimmy Bassetti, President and CEO. “He personifies the Little Bear Brand; integrity, respect for people, dedication, passion, and hard work, Trent is all that and more. I look forward to his leadership and vision as part of the J&D family.”
J&D’s Little Bear Brand currently supplies HoneySweet® onions, greens, cabbage, and melons year-round, states a press release. With 25 years of sales and marketing experience, Bishop is expected to assist in the company’s plans for expansion moving forward.
“Over the last few years, we have done a tremendous amount of work in preparing our organization for sustained growth and success,” said Vice President of Operations, James Bassetti. “Trent is going to fill a critical role in those plans, refining processes and developing programs that fulfill our customers growing needs, now and into the future.”
ANUK waits with bated breath to see the new VP in action. Congratulations to Trent Bishop and J&D Produce!