Sun World International Promotes Jason Fuller, Julie Escobar, and Kris Long to VP Positions
- by Kayla Webb
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Sun World International is picking the very best from the bunch (grape pun?) and promoting three of its own executives. Specifically, Jason Fuller will now be Vice President of Domestic Sales and Grower Relations, Julie Escobar will serve as Vice President of International Sales and Marketing, and Kris Long will be taking on the Vice President of Operations and Technology role.
“These promotions reflect our commitment to empower our people and accelerate innovation,” CEO Merrill Dibble said. “It’s an exciting time to be at Sun World as we expand our international reach and grow our new proprietary varieties. I have confidence that Jason, Julie, and Kris will continue to drive the success of our business and help Sun World expand its global brand presence.”
Adding more than 20 years of experience to Sun World's sales team, Fuller brings to his new position a vast number of relationships across the produce industry as well as deep expertise and knowledge of the retail marketplace.
Escobar has over 17 years of experience working in international business development and marketing and has extensive knowledge of global markets. At Sun World, she has been pivotal in growing the company’s export business, which she will continue to manage in her new role while also strengthening the company’s domestic and international brand.
Long brings with him to his new position 15 years of experience in operations and technology. In his new role he will continue to wield his experience to efficiently drive results and complete processes.
In addition, Sun World Executive Vice President Gordon Robertson announced he will be pursuing other interests and departing the company, effective August 3rd.
“We are truly grateful for Gordon’s many contributions to our company over the last 10 years and wish him the best of luck in his new venture,” Dibble said.
Congratulations Jason Fuller, Julie Escobar, and Kris Long on your new roles!