Rivermaid Trading Company Welcomes Kyle Persky as Sales Manager
LODI, CA – Rivermaid Trading Company is welcoming Kyle Persky as the new Sales Manager for its fresh Pear and Cherry business.
While working out of the company’s Lodi, California office, Persky will be responsible for working together with the sales team to optimize distribution opportunities in California cherries and pears.
Looking forward to his new role, the 14-year industry professional said, “Over the years, I’ve developed strong relationships with retailers and wholesalers throughout North America. My experience has given me the knowledge of how to deliver fresh produce across many distribution channels.”
Prior to joining Rivermaid, Persky worked at Scully Packing Company, managing domestic and international sales from 2008 – 2015 and focusing his efforts primarily on key North American retail and wholesale customers, according to a press release. Before Scully Packing, he was employed at Carter Thomas, managing pear sales in the U.S. and Mexico.
CEO Patrick Archibeque previously worked with Persky at Carter Thomas, and felt strongly about his experience and skills in the pear business.
“I have first-hand knowledge of Kyle’s capability and work ethic,” he said. “And, as a long time competitor I know Kyle understands Rivermaid in ways only a competitor can. His knowledge will bring additional strength and insight to our team.”
Rivermaid owns and manages 7,600 acres, and operates 80,000 square feet of packing facilities, including 5 pear packing lines, 2 cherry packing lines, and 7 forced-air cooling tunnels.
“I’m particularly excited about the fast-approaching cherry season,” Persky continued. “Rivermaid has made significant investments in the field and packing house over recent years and are set to thrive in the intensely competitive market. I think we have the best cherry program among the California shippers.”
With this latest addition, Rivermaid is confident that it is poised for success in the near future.