Markon Promotes Andrew Engles to Assistant Purchasing Director
SALINAS, CA - Markon Cooperative Inc. has announced its new Assistant Purchasing Director, promoting Andrew Engles for his expertise in product purchasing and ability to build strategic relationships.
Engles joined Markon in June 2006 after graduating from St. Mary’s College, most recently serving as the company’s Product Manager. In this position, he oversaw the purchasing of Northwest commodities such as apples, onions, pears, and potatoes, holding responsibility for growing produce sales by establishing markets, providing commodity updates, servicing customers and suppliers, and fostering and building relationships.
According to a press release, Engles will now be tasked with overseeing the purchasing of all fruits, vegetables, herbs, lettuce, and green salads for the company’s following foodservice members:
- Ben E. Keith Foods
- Gordon Food Service
- Gordon Food Service Canada
- Maines Paper & Food Service
- Nicholas & Company
- Reinhart Foodservice
- Shamrock Foods Company
“At Markon, we strive to be indispensable to our partners,” explained Mark Shaw, Markon’s Vice President of Operations, in a statment. “Andrew helps us live this value through his dedication to doing a top notch job day in and day out. He has the critical skillset needed to lead and grow our purchasing department and meet our foodservice customers’ diverse and always-changing purchasing needs.”
On top of his experience with Markon, Engles was one of the select few chosen to take part in the Produce Management Association’s Emerging Leadership Program, which takes high-potential leaders from all segments of the global produce and floral supply chain and teaches them how to embrace increasing levels of responsibility, and handle challenges and opportunities inherent in future leadership roles within the industry.
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