San Miguel Produce Names New Vice President and General Manager, John Killeen
- by Anne Allen
OXNARD, CA - With its most recent hire of John Killeen as Vice President and General Manager, San Miguel Produce adds 30 more years of experience to its operations. In his new role, Killeen will oversee the sales department, focusing on developing the company’s retail and foodservice programs and leading strategic initiatives and business development activities throughout the company.
“Having known Jan and Roy for the past 11 years, I have always been impressed with their integrity and passion for the produce industry,” said 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.”
According to a press release, Killeen has worked with a variety of produce companies. He began his career at Dole Fresh Fruit and was involved in both citrus and banana sales for nearly 10 years. Since then, he has held positions at New Star Fresh Foods, Tanimura & Antle, and Muranaka Farm. He most recently worked with Mastronardi Produce-West, where he served as Director of Business Development.
“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.”
Throughout his career, 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, the company noted that Killeen’s previous experience as a General Manager will be a great asset to San Miguel Produce’s growth in the West.
Congratulations from all of us here at AndNowUKnow to John on his new position!