Wild About Sprouts™ Appoints Three New Leaders to Its Team; Jeff Sholl Comments
SACRAMENTO, CA - Here at AndNowUKnow, we are starting our Friday off with a bang as we are excited to report that our local Rä Foods' Wild About Sprouts™ brand has announced not one, not two, but three new additions to its team. The Sacramento, California-based company revealed that Antonio Ortiz will be added as Director of Operations, Chelsea Deusenberry as Continuous Improvement and Quality Manager, and Jacqueline Ponciano as Operations and Safety Coordinator.
Ortiz comes to Wild About Sprouts with over 20 year of career experience, including as an accomplished operational management professional and leader. According to a press release, he most recently served as General Manager for Superior Farms in Dixon, California, where he presided over a large-scale operation, managed a diverse team, and met all performance and productivity expectations.
Prior to this role at Superior Farms, Ortiz was Facilities Manager at North Shore Greenhouses, Director of Operations at McKay Transcold, Operations Manager at Railex, and Plant Manager at Cotterman Co. Throughout his career, he has honed his skills in areas such as operational and facilities management and has lead a plethora of successful initiatives.
Chelsea Deusenberry will be joining Ortiz on the list of new hires, coming to Wild About Sprouts with 11 years of expertise in quality control, as well as experience in automation, robotics, and GFSI audit experience for both FSIS and FDA production plants.
Additionally, Deusenberry performed continuous gap analyses a to determine areas of improvement in operational efficiencies and internal processes as well as tracking and analyzing product specifications, customer quality concerns, and vendor complaints. She is working to enhance the company’s food safety programs and processes and will be participating in automation and increasing capacity initiatives.
Rounding out the list is Jacqueline Ponciano who joins Wild About Sprouts as Operations and Safety Coordinator and has quickly been promoted to Logistics Manager. In her new role, she will focus on compliance, training, and project management.
Ponciano adds a background in material requirements planning, vendor relationships, and inventory management. She is now working to further develop the company’s transportation and customer service departments, focusing on order fulfilment and on time deliveries.
Jeff Sholl, Owner of Wild About Sprouts commented on the three new hires.
“Wild About Sprouts™ is on a mission to reach consumers across the country with fresh, living, safe, healthy, flavorful sprouts,” he said. “In order to do this, we needed to expand our operations and hire experts for key positions to help us meet the increasing demand we are experiencing.”
Congratulations to the three new leaders as they take the reins of these key roles!