Ocean Mist® Farms Announces Upcoming Departure of President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Pezzini; Kirk Martin Comments
CASTROVILLE, CA - Whether it be a century or two decades, a legacy is worth celebrating, especially in our fast-paced industry. Ocean Mist® Farms is preparing to honor both as Joe Pezzini has announced he will step down from his role as CEO and President, just as the grower moves toward is centennial celebration. Pezzini has been part of Ocean Mist for 21 years, and will depart from his position on June 30, 2021.
“There is never a good time to make a change of this magnitude. Ocean Mist Farms will celebrate its centennial in 2024. In that long and rich history, we have grown from very humble beginnings in 1924 to a full-service, year-round supplier of the finest artichokes and fresh produce. I am proud to have been a part of that journey along with all the other Ocean Mist Farms team members over the years,” commented Pezzini.
Following Pezzini’s departure, an executive committee and senior management team is in place to continue the success of Ocean Mist throughout the transition. According to a press release, the company has begun an executive search for his successor.
“This is a very significant change for Ocean Mist Farms, however, I have no doubt that the service and supply expectations that the industry has come to expect from the Ocean Mist Farms brand will continue at the highest levels,” said Kirk Martin, Chairman of the Board. “On behalf of the Board and the family Owners of Ocean Mist Farms, we thank Joe for his steadfast service and leadership. We will miss his passion, professionalism, and commitment to our collective success. In the meantime, we will move forward with confidence in our growers, people, and leadership team to continue to serve the needs of our customers and stakeholders as a valued produce solutions provider.”
Cheers to Joe Pezzini as he continues his path forward into new endeavors.