Nancy Johnston is Named Vice President, Produce Procurement for Renaissance Food Group
- by Anne Allen
RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Nancy Johnston, a renowned produce industry veteran, recently joined Renaissance Food Group (RFG) as its Vice President of Produce Procurement. For this role, Johnston will be in charge of the company’s procurement initiatives and will lead all aspects of both the corporate and regional procurement teams.
To this new role, Johnston will bring 30 years of experience in the industry. Her skills include sales management, team building and mentoring, new product development, and marketing and brand development. Prior to RFG, she served as Senior Sales Manager for Sysco Corporation, during which she launched and managed the latest Sysco/FreshPoint brand revitalization. She has also held various roles at The Richard Kaiser Company and TKO Farms.
On top of her wealth of industry knowledge, Johnston has worked to make a positive impact within the produce world. According to a press release, she has worked on programs like PMA’s Center for Growing Talent Women’s Fresh Perspectives and PMA Fresh Connections, where she mentors students. She also participates in the Produce for Better Health Foundation and Southeast Produce Council.
“RFG is excited to have Nancy join our team,” stated Raina Nelson, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain. “She is a well-respected industry professional, and we look forward to her contributions in leadership, expertise, and knowledge. We also express our gratitude to Debbie Vest for her years of service to RFG and celebrate her devotion to this industry. We wish her a wonderful retirement.”
Johnston officially began working with RFG as of June 3, 2019, but will assume Debbie Vest’s role effective June 30, 2019.
Congratulations to Nancy from all of us here at the ANUK team!