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Year in Review: 6 Big Job Transitions in 2014

Year in Review: 6 Big Job Transitions in 2014



UNITED STATES – 2014 has been a year full of job transitions. With 2015 just around the corner, let’s take a look back at some of this year’s biggest switch ups.

Ernst Van Eeghen

In September, Ernst Van Eeghen announced that he would be leaving Church Brothers, where he served as Vice President of Marketing & Product Development, for a job at Twang Partners’ as that company’s new Director of Marketing and Product Development.

Kori Tuggle

In November, Kori Tuggle returned to Church Brothers, LLC, as the new Vice President of Marketing. Prior to this, she served as the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Ocean Mist Farms, where she had worked for 10 years.

Mike O’Brien

Also in November, industry veteran Mike O’Brien made the move to Monterey Mushrooms Inc. as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Previously, he worked at Schnuck Markets for 42 years, the last 14 of which were spent as the retailer’s Vice President of Produce and Floral.

Don Patella

Keeping the November transitions going, Don Patella, a former Regional Merchandiser for Kroger, also announced that he was transitioning jobs by joining Columbia Marketing International (CMI) as the newest member of that company’s marketing team.

Diana McClean

Just this month, we reported that Diana McClean was joining Ocean Mist Farms as the company’s new Director of Marketing. Before making this move, Diana served as the Director of Marketing at Tanimura & Antle.

Chris Coffman

Also this month, Chris Coffman made the move to J&J Family of Farms as the company’s new President and Chief Operating Officer. Previous to this change, Chris served as Harvest Sensations President and also as the CEO of Made In Nature and Sunsweet Fresh, holdings of Delicous Foods.


Make sure to check out part 1 of our series, and stay tuned for part 3, where we will look back at some of our favorite new products of 2014.



Companies in this Story


CMI Orchards

CMI Orchards is one of Washington State’s largest growers, shippers and packers of premium quality apples, pears, cherries...

Church Brothers Farms

Church Brothers Farms is a vertically-integrated family owned and operated company that produces a full line of fresh...

Monterey Mushrooms

Monterey Mushrooms has a dedicated group of women and men who embody the intellect, integrity, creative imagination and...

Ocean Mist® Farms

Ocean Mist is the largest grower of fresh Artichokes in the United States and grows them year-round in three premium...

J&J Family of Farms

J&J Produce delivers Trophy Quality fresh produce with legendary service. Our team is comprised of produce experts. ...