Roger Griess Joins Suntreat and Agriculture Capital Management as Vice President of Sales & Marketing
LINDSAY, CA – Roger Griess, an industry veteran of over 20 years, has been appointed as the new Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Suntreat Packing and Shipping Co., investment firm Agriculture Capital Management (ACM) announced on Tuesday.
Al Imbimbo, who passed away unexpectedly in September, previously held the position. Griess will utilize his many years of experience with companies such as Dole Food Company and Sun World International to uphold Suntreat’s commitment to quality and global business development, according to a press release.
“I’ve known Suntreat for many years and have always had a great respect for their people and their products,” said Griess. “With the support of ACM, I look forward to building on what the Griffith family has created both domestically and internationally.”
Suntreat President Mike George said that Griess’ impressive credentials and his domestic and international experience “will be an asset to Suntreat’s future growth.”
Similarly, Tom Avinelis, Co-CEO of ACM, said that he is proud to welcome Roger to the team, along with his extensive background in the produce industry.
“[Roger’s] broad industry experience will help us to further develop ACM’s strategic investments into the future,” said Avinelis.
ACM completed the purchase of Suntreat Packing and Shipping Co., TreeSource Nursery, and Griffith Farms assets from the Griffith Family, on November 13, 2015.
Suntreat is a diverse citrus packing, shipping, sales, and marketing company whose products include SUMO Citrus® and Gold Nugget Mandarins.
With Griess’ hire, the company looks forward to a bright future ahead as we approach the New Year.