Josh Ruiz Promoted to Church Brothers' Vice President of Ag Operations
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
SALINAS, CA - Josh Ruiz has been announced as Church Brothers Farms’ new Vice President of Ag Operations.
Ruiz is being moved up from his previous position with the company as Director of Harvest Innovation, bringing not only familiarity, but also an impressive portfolio before his time at Church Brothers.
Prior to joining the company, Ruiz spent time at Tanimura & Antle as General Manager of Harvesting, working directly for Bob Antle. He was then promoted to Director of Harvest, having developed and refined cauliflower harvest equipment for the company that saved 25 percent of the labor costs, increased efficiencies, and crew capacities, according to a press release.
In addition to his work with Church Brothers, Ruiz also works for his family’s commercial winery, Twisted Roots.
In this new position with Church Brothers, Ruiz will report directly to the company’s CEO, Steve Church, and Vice President of Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory Affairs, Drew McDonald.
“Josh is passionate about farming and he puts his passion first and foremost and will compromise nothing in its pursuit,” McDonald said. “Josh is constantly thinking about the next generation of harvest, growing, and methods to improve our operations.”
He will now be responsible for all its farming and harvesting operations, seeking to lead both areas into a new age of innovation and automation.
Congratulations to Church Brothers new Vice President of Ag Operations!