Naturipe Farms Announces Jill Overdorf as New Director of Business Development
SALINAS, CA - Naturipe Farms Value Added Fresh division has announced that well-known produce mainstay Jill Overdorf will assume the role of Director of Business Development. Come August 21, 2017, Overdorf will now be responsible for driving the growth of Naturipe’s Value Added Fresh product lines.
"My first question is always—‘How is the flavor?' I am really excited to join a company that for the last 100 years has championed sustainability, innovation, farmers, and flavor,” said Jill upon her appointment. “In addition, the health value and versatility of berries as a convenience food fits right into my culinary wheelhouse.”
And Jill is serious about that culinary wheelhouse. An executive chef for more than twenty years, her most recent role was the Director of Business and Culinary Development and Corporate Executive Chef for Coosemans LA Shipping—a company she has been with since 2007. Jill has also become well known in the industry as an integral member of PMA, serving as a Board member for the Center for Growing Talent by PMA.
“We are excited to have Jill join our Value Added Fresh Team; she has been a passionate steward of the values and nutritional message of our industry,” said Dwight Ferguson, CEO and President. “Her unique combination of culinary expertise and business development will be immediately impactful as we innovate and expand our value-added product lines.”
Congrats are in order for friend of ANUK Jill Overdorf—we can’t wait to see what you bring to our industry next!