- Artichoke Club
CASTROVILLE, Calif. – April 25, 2016 – Ocean Mist Farms named Chris Drew as the company’s vice president of operations.
In his new role, his duties will include directing activities associated with the post harvest of Ocean Mist Farms products; managing the cooling and shipping facilities; overseeing food safety and quality assurance, sustainability and value-added operations; and directing new product and service innovation. He will report to Joe Pezzini, company CEO.
Drew has been with the company since 2004; his previous title was production manager for Sea Mist Farms, an Ocean Mist Farms-owned entity.
“Chris has a keen understanding of the supply chain,” Pezzini said. “He has a team approach to solving complex problems; has leadership and intellectual acumen and he is a product expert with the proficiency to interact with our customer base. Chris is a strong addition to our senior management team.”
Drew holds a bachelor of science degree in crop science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MBA. He has more than 16 years of experience in nursery crops and vegetable production. He resides in Hollister, Calif., with his wife and two daughters.
For more information about the company and its products, visit http://www.oceanmist.com/.