Ocean Mist® Farms Hires Rick Bravo as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
CASTROVILLE, CA - Bringing almost 35 years of experience in the fresh produce industry to the Ocean Mist® Farms table is Rick Bravo, who has just been tapped as the company’s new VP of Sales and Marketing. He offers extensive knowledge in sales and leadership, two core values for Ocean Mist.
“We are delighted to have someone of Rick’s caliber join our team,” said Joe Pezzini, president and CEO of Ocean Mist Farms. “His substantial knowledge of the industry and established relationships with retail and foodservice partners makes him an invaluable addition to our team.”
Bravo’s past includes experience at Dole Fresh Vegetables and Tanimura & Antle. He has proven to be dedicated to customer service, with a background steeped in the vegetable category, and will be instrumental to the company’s sales and marketing efforts moving forward, according to a press release.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Ocean Mist Farms and look forward to this new opportunity while still serving an industry I care deeply about,” said Bravo.
Holding a bachelor’s degree in Administrative Justice, Bravo’s produce path is a unique one that started out when he took a role as sales manager. Since taking on that first role, he hasn’t looked back, and his commitment to the fresh food industry and leadership has driven profits and improved efficiency, leading him to his new role with Ocean Mist Farms.
Congratulations to the whole team on this exciting new addition to your team!