Mission Produce Announces Changes to Sales Department, Hires Stephen Fink as Senior Director
OXNARD, CA - Mission Produce recently announced the expansion of its sales department. In order to support its growth, Mission created a business development sector, hired a new Senior Director of Sales, and increased its foodservice division.
“We expanded and restructured our sales team to better serve our customer base,” said Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ross Wileman, in a recent press release. “Mission Produce added foodservice sales staff and created a business development sector under the supervision of Patrick Cortes. He will continue to build and maintain relationships with our North American customers. We also are proud to announce the return of Stephen Fink as he assumes the role of Senior Director of Sales.”
The press release noted that this will be Fink’s second run at Mission Produce. Fink originally served as a Sales Representative but was promoted to Director of Sales in 2017. For the past year, Fink worked at LGS Specialty Sales as an Avocado Category Manager where he sourced, transported, and sold avocados, in addition to other fruit.
“Mission Produce’s domestic and global network is astounding,” stated Fink. “This opportunity was right for my return. I am fortunate to join Mission Produce as the sales team develops to meet industry needs.”
Fink will be responsible for providing pricing guidance, reviewing forecast numbers, and working closely with national retail accounts.
“All of these changes helped strengthen our sales pipeline. I am excited to watch Mission Produce experience an even greater level of success in response to these strategic organizational changes,” concluded Wileman.
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