PIRU, CA - Dave Fausset is on the move.
Previously the Director of Sales for Oxnard, California-based Mission Produce, Dave has joined Fillmore Piru Citrus as the company’s new Vice President of Sales. Dave took a break from his busy day to speak with me about his new role, and what the future holds for the California citrus grower.
“Fillmore Piru Citrus is a amazing company that is well-positioned for growth and expansion,” Dave tells me. “Brett Kirkpatrick and the team here at Fillmore have built a company with an exciting and progressive vision that I will be helping to execute.”
Dave greatly values the 17 years he spent with Mission Produce and now looks to bring the same passion and energy to this position.
“From a sales perspective I will be helping the company with its growth objectives to continue to build Fillmore’s lemon and orange categories,” Dave adds. “I have truly seen this company evolve from afar and I am excited to a part of this next chapter in the company’s story.”
Additionally, Dave will be helping to build and establish new customer relationships, while enhancing and tailoring Fillmore’s business strategies to better fit the coming initiatives.
Dave began his professional career in produce with the help of Ron Araiza who had previously been Mission Produce’s Vice President of Sales before moving to Del Rey where he is now Vice President of Business Development. Ron offered him an internship and the rest, as the say, is history.
Fillmore Piru Citrus currently grows lemons, navel oranges as well as valencias throughout the Ventura County, desert and San Joaquin Valley growing regions.
We'd like to offer our warmest congratulations to Dave on his new role with Fillmore Piru Citrus and look forward to the growth to come.