Grimmway Farms Appoints Ben Diesl as New Vice President of Quality Assurance
BAKERSFIELD, CA – With an eye on further uplifting the company’s quality initiatives across its prodigious platform, Grimmway Farms has appointed a strategic team member as its new Vice President of Quality Assurance. The company has named Ben Diesl to the position, building on his already successful history with Grimmway Farms.
“Ben’s strong educational background and diverse food safety and quality assurance experience at Grimmway make him the perfect fit for this position. I am pleased to have Ben join our executive team and look forward to his contributions toward the continued success of our company,” President and CEO Jeff Huckaby said.
Ben has over a decade of experience working in Grimmway’s quality assurance department. Most recently, Ben served as Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety, where he established field quality teams to ensure adherence to company standards and food safety regulations, in addition to implementing best practices across the company’s carrot and organic vegetable divisions. According to a press release, in this position, Ben also oversaw GFSI-compliant auditing, managed the certification of organic acreage, and led the company’s customer sustainability programs.
Ben initially joined the company as a Quality Assurance Supervisor for Grimmway Farms’ organic division, Cal-Organic Farms. From there, he was quickly promoted to Quality Assurance Manager, where he oversaw quality and safety programs across nine facilities.
“Ben led the way in developing our Good Agricultural Practices and other quality programs for all facets of our farming operations,” continued Huckaby.
In his new position, Ben will be responsible for all the company’s quality initiatives across Grimmway Farms’ entire farming and processing operations.
Ben has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from California State University, Bakersfield.
Congratulations on this appointment, Ben! We can’t wait to see where the Grimmway Farms family heads next.