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Giorgio's Threlfall to retire, successor named

Brian Threlfall, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Giorgio Fresh Co., will retire at the end of the year. Greg Sagan, current vice president of sales and marketing, has been appointed to succeed Threlfall beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

Threlfall, who joined Giorgio in 1987, was instrumental in establishing Giorgio as a major player in the fresh mushroom business. When Threlfall joined Giorgio, the company had no involvement in the fresh mushroom market and was better known for its canned and jarred products. BrianThrelfall-HeadshotBrian Threlfall

“Brian has had a tremendous impact on Giorgio Fresh and Giorgio Foods. His leadership, dedication and expertise have been key factors in the company’s success and legacy of growth” said the company's Joe Caldwell.

Sagan brings 40 years of food and mushroom industry experience to his new position at Giorgio, including appointment by the USDA to two terms on the board of the Mushroom Council, the industry’s promotion, research and consumer outreach organization.

“Greg is highly experienced and forward-thinking and we are fortunate to have him leading our sales and marketing efforts in the future,” said Caldwell.