J&J Changes Up Management With New Promotions
WESTLAKE, FL - “New year, new me,” is what J&J Family of Farms execs must be thinking, because they have made not one, not two, not three, but four promotions within its senior management team. Always looking to better the company, these changes will work to create new opportunities and responsibilities for several key members of the J&J team.
“We are excited to form an innovative team that will focus on securing new business opportunities and continue exceeding our customers’ expectations,” said Lynn Rundle, CEO.
Starting off the round of promotions, is Dick Bowman, who will take up the mantle of VP of Farming and Grower Development, a role in which he will lead the management and development of all the company’s grower partner relationships.
“Dick, who has been Director of Farming since 2015, will continue to lead the growth of our farming operations, and develop new farming relationships,” said Rundle in a press release. “With the importance of supply chain security and behind the strength of our locally grown program, it is a great time to raise the level of Farming and Grower Development in the organization to the level of Vice President."
Next up is Joseph Mathis—an integral part of the company’s food safety division for the past nine years. Mathis will be appointed to the new position of Senior Grower Development Manager, and will be reporting to Bowman. Mathis will be responsible for leading ground relationships, as well as managing sourcing during the Georgia and summer seasons up the East Coast, and also managing the supply chain provided by the company’s partners.
Another key player will be Kristen Jones, promoted to Senior Food Safety Manager. As a leader with the company’s Georgia growers and East Coast growers in social responsibility and food safety, Jones will operate out of the Adel, Georgia, warehouse during the Georgia growing season.
Last, but not least, is Doug Kling, a Managing Partner at Kling Strategic Partners, who will play a lead role in business development, value-added packaging sales, and strategy, as well as taking on the senior leadership role of the company’s Marketing Division. Kling has been working as a part of the J&J team since August, 2018. Kling will lead a newly formed management team which will coordinate the company’s business development initiatives. The new team will be focused on driving and evolving profitable company growth and expansion.
That sounds like a heck of a team! AndNowUKnow will continue to update you on the comings and goings of corporate management teams.