Pandol Bros., Inc. Announces CEO Transition; Mitch Millwee, Cheri Diebel, and Louis Pandol Comment
DELANO, CA - Big changes are coming at the end of 2023 for Pandol Bros., Inc. (PBI). The producer recently announced the upcoming transition of its President and Chief Executive Officer, as Mitch Millwee will be entering the role later this year. He succeeds Cheri Diebel, who is retiring.
“I am excited and honored to join PBI as President/CEO. I have had the pleasure of working closely with the Pandol Family operations during my career at AgWest Farm Credit and now look forward to leading such a great organization with so many outstanding people,” said Millwee.
Millwee comes from Pacific Ag Management, where he served as President and CEO starting in 2017. He also spent 30 years with AgWest Farm Credit.
“We are thrilled and are feeling very lucky that circumstances aligned for us to have Mitch join our team at PBI,” stated Louis Pandol, Chairperson of the Board of Directors. “We believe he will be an excellent fit for the position and the organization!”
As Millwee prepares to step into his new role, Diebel prepares to step down.
“To be a part of this wonderful organization and work for and with the Pandol family has been an honor and a privilege. I am most proud of our team here at PBI and all that we have built together,” said Diebel. “Our outstanding employees and the passion they have for consistent excellence in all that they do is one of the chief reasons for our continued success over the years. PBI has been my home for 42 years and I am confident that now is the right time for the next CEO to take the company forward.”
According to a press release, Diebel has overseen a period of planned growth, innovation, and value creation, putting into practice the shareholders’ vision to improve asset efficiency and overall company performance and profitability.
“The Pandol Family and Board is grateful to Cheri for her steadfast leadership, commitment, and oversight in moving PBI forward over her career, and most notably during her last 12 years as CEO of PBI. Cheri has created an environment at PBI that has allowed us to make a significant impact with our customers, our industry, and our employees alike,” Pandol continued.
Cheers to both of these leaders!