Allen Lund Company Welcomes New Director of Perishable Logistics
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, CA - The Allen Lund Company has undergone some roster shuffling recently. Morgan Underwood was promoted back in June, and Leonora Winegar and Jeff Kleyn were promoted this past August. It seems now that the company has decided to bring in someone outside the company, and has found its new Director of Perishable Logistics in Andy Shoemaker. Shoemaker's role will be identifying and nurturing produce business growth opportunities for ALC.
“We are excited to have someone with Andy’s experience come to work for us. The produce business is paramount to our success, and our expectation is that Andy will help grow this segment for us with multiple shippers,” said Edward Lund, President.
No pressure there! According to the company’s press release, Shoemaker has more than 30 years of experience as a sales and marketing leader in the food business. His expertise includes foodservice national account development, contracting, market share, and branding, and he is a key contributor in developing and implementing strategies to build a multi-billion, world-class produce supplier.
“I couldn’t be happier to add Andy Shoemaker as our Director of Perishable Logistics to the Allen Lund family,” Bob Rose, VP of Produce Sales, commented. “Allen Lund began his journey hauling produce across the USA. Our core business today centers around the cold chain and keeping our customers fulfilled. Andy has been in all aspects of the produce business with most of his time spent with Taylor Farms. He brings a unique perspective to ALC as he understands what our customers go through on a daily, weekly, yearly basis. We welcome Andy in his new role and know he will help make us even stronger in the perishable landscape.”
Just as much as ALC is looking to add Shoemaker to its ranks, so is Shoemaker himself wanting to test his mettle and revive his talents.
“I've been in the industry for a long time and have always admired the reputation and culture the Allen Lund Company had,” Shoemaker added. “When I realized I still wanted to work and utilize my talents, traits, relationships, etc., it was the reputation of ALC that enticed me to ‘get back in the hunt.’"
We at ANUK can’t wait to see what is in store for Shoemaker and ALC in the upcoming future.