Church Bros. Welcomes Joe Albaugh, Junior Silva, Kate Burr, and Sophie Calhoun
- by Christofer Oberst
SALINAS, CA - Church Brothers is adding fresh faces and fresh ideas to the team with the addition of four new employees.
Joe Albaugh, a former salesman at Del Monte, Tanimura & Antle, and Taylor Farms, has joined Church Brothers as a National Sales Representative focusing on the foodservice segment of the business. He was most recently a partner and Director of Business Development at ProSource Produce in Hailey, Idaho.
“Church Brothers is an industry leader and innovator,” said Albaugh. “This is a terrific move for me and my family, and I can’t wait to get to work.”
Junior Silva joins the company as Procurement Manager. He has more than 15 years experience in packaging, purchasing, and materials management with Dole Fresh Vegetables and Chiquita/Fresh Express. He will report to Pradeep Hadavale, Vice President Supply Chain.
Kate Burr, a graduate of Oregon State University, has been appointed as the new Quality and Food Safety Specialist. She will report to Drew McDonald, Vice President of Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory Affairs.
Sophie Calhoun, a December graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is a new Sales Assistant. She will report to Jeff Church, Director of Sales.
“In our business, growth is an imperative; but it’s our employees that help us succeed in achieving sustained, profitable growth,” said CEO Steve Church. “Growth strategy is at the heart of what we’ve done at Church Brothers and True Leaf Farms over the past 15 years.”
Congratulations, Joe, Junior, Kate, and Sophie on your new positions with Church Brothers!