Kingston Fresh Appoints Sandy Gatanio as Product Manager, Specialty Vegetables and Berries
- by Christofer Oberst
IDAHO FALLS, ID - Kingston Fresh is welcoming industry veteran Sandy Gatanio to oversee the company’s new categories and markets. In his new position as Product Manager, Specialty Vegetables and Berries, Sandy will leverage his more than 35 years of industry sales and marketing experience to help further expand Kingston’s product lines.
“Sandy has a broad wealth of knowledge as it relates to specialty vegetables like sugar snap, snow peas, French beans, and asparagus, but we are particularly excited in utilizing his experience in berry programs,” said Ken Nabal, Kingston Fresh President. “Kingston has a growing imports division and these programs fit perfectly in servicing our customer base. I have known Sandy for some time and he has an excellent track record and is a tenacious salesperson. His experience in selling these products compliments our continued growth.”
Kingston CEO David O. Kingston echoed these comments. “By expanding our product portfolio and adding talented produce professionals like Sandy, we take yet another step towards achieving our goals.”
Prior to joining Kingston, Sandy held various key sales and product management roles at other major produce firms in South Florida, including Fru-Veg Marketing, Southern Specialties, and Harvest Fresh International. Before moving to Florida in 2002, he worked for a number of companies on the Hunts Point Terminal Market in New York, according to a press release.
When asked about his decision to join Kingston, Sandy said, “Kingston’s strong reputation in the produce industry for both product quality and customer service made me immediately interested in the opportunity. I am excited to join the team and utilize my industry knowledge and relationships to help further expansion plans.”
Sandy graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ. He currently lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and will work out of Kingston’s Pompano Beach sales office.
Congratulations on joining the Kingston team, Sandy!