CASTROVILLE, Calif. – (Feb. 16, 2015) – Reggie Griffin, former vice president of produce and floral at The Kroger Co., was elected by the shareholders of Ocean Mist Farms as an outside director.

Mr. Griffin retired from The Kroger Co., the largest operator of supermarkets in the United States, in 2011 and has been working since then as a business consultant. He is the second outside director to join Ocean Mist Farms’ board; Dr. Roberta Cook of the University of California, Davis, was the first.

“I am honored to join the Ocean Mist Farms board,” Mr. Griffin said. “I’ve worked with the company for several years and have long respected the professional culture and the quality of excellence the company delivers. I look forward to moving into a productive future together.”

Ocean Mist Farms is a family-owned business that celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014.

Company President and CEO Ed Boutonnet said, “We are extremely excited about Mr. Griffin’s recent election to the board and look forward to benefitting from his knowledge and expertise in the produce industry.  His insight and passion for the business will help guide and direct the future growth of Ocean Mist Farms.”

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