Church Brothers Welcomes Alejandro Tomas-Callejas as Research and Development Manager
SALINAS, CA - Church Brothers has added Alejandro Tomas-Callejas in a newly created Research and Development Manager position.
“Alejandro is a great addition to our team with his scientific background and expertise in post-harvest technology at the production level from field to processing plant, as well as his experience in product development,” said Kori Tuggle, Vice President of Marketing. “He will support the Church Brothers team with our long term goals for continued growth.”
Tomas-Callejas was a former Principal Research Scientist at Chiquita/Fresh Express, where he provided technical leadership in pre- and post-harvest R&D projects, as well as product development, according to a press release.
He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering and a Ph.D. in food science from the Technical University of Caragena (Spain). He completed his Ph.D. research work at University of California Davis. He joined UC Davis’ Department of Plant Sciences as a post-doctoral research after graduation. There, he worked in several projects related to postharvest quality and safety of fresh-cut vegetables. His research work has been published in numerous scientific journals.
In his new position, Tomas-Callejas will be responsible for driving product innovation and process development.