Ippolito International Adds Jason Grolnick and Jon Kiley to Its Team
- by Lilian Diep
SALINAS, CA - Two industry veterans are joining the ranks of Ippolito International. With a combined total of over 55 years of experience between the two, Jason Grolnick and Jon Kiley are sure to make waves and add to Ippolito’s growing business.
“I’m excited to be part of one of the fastest growing companies in the industry and look forward to the new challenge,” said Grolnick. Grolnick has over 30 years of produce experience, first starting his career in 1997 as a buyer for Markon. According to a press release, he later transitioned to sales at NewStar Fresh Foods. Following that stint, he’s held the title of Senior Account Manager for the last 15 years with Tanimura and Antle before accepting his position with Ippolito as the new Sales and Commodity Manager. Grolnick will continue to build relationships with foodservice customers while developing new distribution channels for Ippolito.
Meanwhile, Kiley brings over 25 years of retail and foodservice experience. Before joining Ippolito, Kiley worked for Earthbound Farms where he held a variety of roles and responsibilities from strategic planning, retail, and foodservice business development, to sales and account management. In this newly created role, Kiley will lead strategic initiatives to expand the company’s value-added business as the new Director of Value-Added/Business Development.
“Jason and Jon are a great addition to the Ippolito sales force. Both bring a wealth of experience and knowledge which will help with our company’s short and long term strategic goals for both value-added and commodity sales,” stated Dan Canales, Senior VP of Sales, Marketing, and Processing.
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