Sun World's Rick Paul Announced Retirement After 26 Years
- by Robert Schaulis
BAKERSFIELD, CA - All good things must come to an end, and Sun World International, LLC knows the truth of this. The company announced the retirement of industry veteran and its own Grape Category Director Richard “Rick” Paul yesterday. Rick’s departure, effective May 18, marks the end of an era for Sun World, including 26 years of impact that he has had both inside and outside of the company.
“Through 26 years, and so much history, my time has come. From my start at the Superior Farming Company to the Sun World we have created, today we stand in our strongest position in new varieties and plantings domestically, and licensees around the world,” Paul stated in a press release. “This season will be a game changer, and Sun World is poised for success today and the years to come.”
Rick has seen many industry and company changes over the years and has built strong relationships with customers, growers, and coworkers during his career. Sun World noted that it is indebted to Rick for being an integral part in leading the company to its present position in the industry. His tireless work, passion for the business, and mentorship to many have set a solid foundation for Sun World’s future.
Congratulations, Rick, on your successful career in our industry and this new chapter you are starting!