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Jeff Freeman joins Mann Packing

Salinas, CA-based Mann Packing announced the hire of Jeff Freeman as vice president of retail sales on June 3.

Mans-Jeffrey-Freeman-head-sPrior to joining Mann Packing, Freeman most recently held the position of president and chief executive officer of The Fizzy Fruit Co., a company based in Hong Kong, which developed and patented processes that allow for the carbonation of whole segmented or cut fruit products.

Before that, he was responsible for the North American subsidiary of Borges Mediterranean Group, a Spanish-based grower-processor-marketer of Mediterranean food products located in Fresno, CA. In addition, he has also held senior positions at Tetley USA Inc., Mariani Co. Inc. and Premier Valley Foods Inc.

“Jeff is a proven senior executive with a record of accomplishment in competitive business segments,” said Lorri A. Koster, chairman and chief executive officer of Mann Packing.

Freeman is a graduate of California State University–San Diego. He and his family will be relocating to the Salinas area.

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