Valley Fruit and Produce Announces Bill Slattery as New Procurement Manager
LOS ANGELES, CA - Valley Fruit and Produce announced the hiring of fresh produce veteran Bill Slattery to help lead its procurement team in the Valley Fresh Produce Division.
"Over my career, Valley Fruit and Produce has stood out in their professionalism and their strategies to overcome the challenges that are occurring daily in the continuous, rapid-developing world of fresh produce," Slattery said, according to a press release. "I am excited to be in an organization that continued to adapt and learn, and puts that knowledge into action quickly for the benefit of their clients and customers."
Though new to the team, Bill and the company are not unfamiliar. Valley Fruit noted that it has had a long, productive relationship with him as a supplier, and expressed confidence in this new step with Bill as its new Procurement Manager.
"Bill's FOB experience and customer portfolio will further Valley's strategic growth plan by extending our distribution reach nationally," said Caroline (Carrie) La Londe, Valley's Chief Operating Officer. "Bill's experience in FOB sales will also aid our as we further develop our global sourcing network."
As a 30-year veteran in the fresh produce industry, Slattery brings his experience in sales working with high quality growers and packers, such as Kingsburg Orchards, Red Blossom Farms, Madera Persimmon Growers, and Valley Fresh Produce in Watsonville.
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