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J&J Family of Farms names director of grower development for its western division

J&J Family of Farms recently hired Mark Konstan as the director of grower development for its western division.Mark-Konstan

Konstan brings more than 34 years of experience in the produce industry and 26 years of experience with national fresh produce company. For over 20 years, he worked at The Produce Exchange, where he gained significant experience working with growers to help them develop their programs to increase volume and quality of their commodities. Konstan has in-depth knowledge and experience of the vegetable category and has worked with growers and customers in North America, Mexico, Canada and Europe.

Konstan will report directly to David Guzi, senior vice president of sales, to grow its western footprint. “We are excited to have Mark on board at J&J," said Guzi. “He is an integral part in growing our distribution in Nogales, AZ, and McAllen, TX, by continuing to recruit and develop new growers in Mexico.”

“I look forward to taking on this role, and contributing to the western growth of J&J,” said Konstan. “I want to continue building great relationships with our current Mexican grower partners and expand our family of farms in the West.”

In his spare time, Konstan enjoys many outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing with his friends and family. He is also an active member of his church, where he gives back to his local community.