Mann Packing Appoints Greg Villalobos as New Account Executive, Promotes Two in Sales
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
SALINAS, CA – Mann Packing has announced some upward additions to the company in further moves towards company growth. Greg Villalobos is the new Account Executive at Mann Packing, and the company also promoted of Cody Ramsey and Rick Russo to the newly created positions of Director of Foodservice Sales and Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
As Account Executive, Greg Villalobos will work in an inside sales capacity in securing new business, maintaining customer relationships, and providing ongoing support for current clients. Villalobos brings more than 20 years of produce sales experience in the Salinas Valley, and has previously worked for Boskovich Farms, NewStar, Earthbound Farm, Cimino Brothers Produce, and most recently with Dole Fresh Vegetables.
Cody Ramsey has been promoted to Director of Foodservice Sales after serving as an account executive in the company for over 10 years. Ramsey is likewise leveraging the leadership experience he gained from his involvement in Leadership Salinas Valley and with the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the board of directors.
Rick Russo will assume the newly created role of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He previously held the position of Vice President of Foodservice Sales. In his new role, Russo will be responsible for establishing important sales objectives for all market channels and develop strategic plans to promote growth for the company.
Lorri Koster, Chairman and CEO of Mann Packing, said in a press release, “It’s exciting to have someone with Rick’s experience and caliber leading our consolidated sales and marketing efforts. Mann’s has a diverse portfolio of business in various market channels. Having one leader at the helm with experienced teams behind him in both sales and marketing will allow us to leverage our product diversification and promote vendor consolidation benefits to our customers.”
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