On June 13, the Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its regular bi-monthly membership luncheon meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos, CA. About 270 people were in attendance, many to congratulate Master of Ceremonies Sheryl Salazar, who was recently appointed produce sales manager of the Albertsons/Vons banner. Salazar is the first women to wear the produce sales manager title at Albertsons.
Alfonso Cano and Sheryl Salazar of Albertsons.
Dave Cruz of the California Avocado Commission, Marvin Quebec of Quebec Distributing and Tom Deardorff of Deardorff Family Farms.
Ray Griffin and Dan McGrath of Robinson Fresh.
Grant Nishimori of San Miguel Produce, Tran Nguyen of IFCO Systems and Cote Clark of LA Produce Distributors.
Gary Caloroso of Giumarra and Vivianna Van Horst of Guan’s Mushrooms.
Craig Enos of Taylor Farms and Jack Gyben of Progressive Produce.
Rex Lawrence of Joe Produce and Susie Rea of West Pak Avocado.
Lacy Garcia and Greg Wise of Melissa’s Produce.
Featured luncheon speaker Jesse Dienstag of Golin, Gary Caloroso of The Giumarra Cos., emcee Sheryl Salazar and Alfonso Cano of Albertsons/Vons.
Michele Haveles of CMC Sales & Marketing and Terence Billingsley of Mann Packing.
Donald Souther and Kevin Partida of Vision Produce Co.
Dave Cruz and Connie Stukenberg of California Avocado Commission with Jeff Oberman of PRO*ACT.
Sara Yip, Vivianna Van Horst, Candy Han, Juliet Chu and Daniel Oliva of Guan’s Mushroom Co.
Mihae Finnie of Del Monte and Marvin Quebec of Quebec Distributing.
Kate Reeb of Sun Pacific with Karen Caplan and Cindy Karas Sherman of Frieda’s Inc.
Tran Nguyen of IFCO and Garrett Nishimori of San Miguel Produce.
Suzette Overgaag of North Shore Living Herbs + Greens and Vance Litherland of Empire.
Jeff Miller of Westlake Produce and Jim McDonald of Charlies Produce.
Dan McGrath of Robinson Fresh and Javier Bautista of Northgate Gonzales Markets.
Monica Houweling, Hugo Acevedo and Jaymee McInerney of Houwelings.
Noah Shimasaki of Gelson’s Markets flanked by Amber Rodriguez and Kori Martin of Oppy.
Jim Gross of Cool Pac Bunzl Ag Group and Donna Hazelton of A.M.S. Exotic.
Gary Caloroso of The Giumarra Cos., Natalie Machado of FreshSource and Brian Cook of Pete’s Living Greens.