Mike O'Brien Joins Monterey Mushrooms as New Vice President of Sales and Marketing
WATSONVILLE, CA - Mike O'Brien is joining Monterey Mushrooms Inc. as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new position, Mike will oversee sales, marketing, and customer research, working to grow and enhance the company brand as Monterey Mushrooms moves into the future.
“I am excited about the opportunity to work for Monterey Mushrooms,” he shared. “I consider them a world class company. Their values of quality, customer service, innovation, and people are a perfect match.”
"Mike’s unique skills and insight, ranking from extensive retail experience, category management, consumer trends, to leadership qualities will enhance our efforts to accelerate Monterey Mushroom’s growth,” agreed President & CEO Shah Kazemi, who Mike will be reporting to in his new position. “Mike will be an outstanding addition to our leadership team.”
According to a press release, Mike will be officially assuming his new position as VP of Sales and Marketing on November 10th, 2014.
Prior to signing up with Monterey Mushrooms, Mike worked with distinction at Schnuck Markets for 42 years, the last 14 of which were spent as the retailer's Vice President of Produce and Floral. In addition to his work with Schnucks, he has also served as the Chairman of the Produce for Better Health Foundation in 2007, Chairman of the Produce Marketing Association in 2011, and member of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee from 2010 to 2011.
Mike has won numerous awards for his service to the industry, including the Donald O. Schnuck Award for Customer Service in 2011 and the inaugural Bob Carey Leadership Award by the Produce Marketing Association in 2012.
He received his education at Lindenwood College and St. Louis University where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA respectively.
Congratulations on this exciting new position, Mike!