Pac Produce, here, has promoted Erin Tice to the new position of vice president and general manager of the retail specialty division, while Brian Zomorodi has been promoted to the new position of vice president of technology and quality systems.
Tice previously was general manager of the retail specialties division and now, in her new role, joins Ready Pac's executive committee. She also currently sits on the advisory board of the Alexandria, Va.-based United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association. She reports to Craig Delaney, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Zomorodi was previously director of technology. He presently serves on the technical committee of the International Fresh-Cut Produce Association, Alexandria, Va., and the UFFVA's Production and Quality Assurance Council. Recently, he collaborated with the Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Del., and IFPA in developing the Voluntary Food Safety Guidelines for Fresh-Cut Produce and the Fresh-Cut Produce Handling Guidelines. He reports to Al Giuliani, president of Ready Pac.
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. -- In a move designed to enhance Sunkist Growers' focus on sales and marketing, the citrus cooperative has advanced with an organizational restructuring, creating four new vice-presidential positions.
John B. McGuigan has been named vice president of domestic sales. Joining Sunkist's Pittsburgh district sales office in 1983, McGuigan was most recently director of Sunkist's Eastern sales division.
U.J. (Gene) Sass will now serve as vice president of marketing. With Sunkist for 34 years, Sass began his career with them as a merchandiser in the domestic market. Most recently, he was director of Sunkist's international marketing services and was responsible for the cooperative's domestic marketing services as well.
Richard J. Mead will fill the new vice president of international sales position. Raised in the citrus business, Mead joined Sunkist in 1966 as an order coordinator in the export-sales department. For the past five years, he has served as vice president of fresh-fruit marketing.
All four positions will report to Vincent J. Lupinacci, president and chief executive officer of Sunkist Growers.