Ippolito International Brings on Jeff Feldeisen as Sales and Commodity Manager and Promotes Greg Heinz; Dan Canales Comments
SALINAS, CA - After a few days off, it’s always a treat to start the week with new hire stories, especially when they spotlight sales leaders. For Ippolito International, the grower is once again expanding its sales team by adding Jeff Feldeisen as a Sales and Commodity Manager.
This Salinas Valley, California, native brings over two decades of produce experience to the role. He began his career working in operations in the fields. He started as an Inspector for Foodsource, which is now known as Robinson Fresh, and America West Distributing. After several years, he was promoted into a sales role.
From Foodsource, he went to Dole Fresh Vegetables, where he has spent the last eighteen years. At that company, he ultimately progressed to District Sales Manager and Commodity Manager.
Dan Canales, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Processing, commented on the recent appointment.
"We are excited to bring Jeff into our fold,” remarked Canales in a recent press release. "The day-to-day management of commodities, which requires focus and responsiveness, is so important here at Ippolito. Jeff brings an abundance of experience in this regard. At the same time, Jeff has high marks as far as professionalism and customer management—so Jeff checks off these two boxes very nicely! We consider him a perfect fit."
Ippolito International also promoted Greg Heinz to Director of Sales and Commodity Management at this time.
In his new Director role, Heinz will oversee the sales department in terms of daily customer and commodity management, working with the team on pricing and supply. He will also support Canales in overall customer strategy and contract management.
Congratulations from all of us here at AndNowUKnow to both Jeff Feldeisen and Greg Heinz on their new roles!