AC Foods Companies Restructure for Rapid Growth



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Dinuba, CA - gpk电子体育app下载 (AC) is pleased to announce a restructuring and the addition of new leadership to prepare for rapid growth and continued operational excellence. Under the new structure, AC Foods companies previously led by AC Operations will be divided into AC Brands, 交流农业, 和AC托儿所 & Genetics, each headed by a CEO with extensive industry experience.

Led by newly appointed CEO, Craig Hope, AC Brands will lead all five of AC Foods U.S. fresh fruit packing and cold storage businesses, including Suntreat/Legacy Packing and Cold Storage, 加州硅谷柑橘, 耧斗菜葡萄园, and  Silver Mountain Packing. AC Brands will also manage Sales and Marketing f或交流’s 柑橘类 and 表葡萄 portfolios,  包括Suntreat®, 相扑柑橘®, 我粉红色®, 耧斗菜葡萄园®, 假日®, 和米兰®品牌. Craig brings over thirty years of experience in general management, 销售, and marketing with Kraft Foods/Nabisco, E&J加洛,  Earthbound Farm/WhiteWave Food Company, Country Fresh Holdings (Fresh Food Group) and most recently Diamond Foods.

“Craig’s experience in building teams, leading high-growth businesses and product innovation make him an ideal fit for the AC Brands team as it pursues strong growth and expansion of our 柑橘类, 表葡萄, and 蓝莓 businesses,汤姆·阿维尼斯说, Co-Managing Director of gpk电子体育app下载. “He understands what it takes to drive high-performance teams to great business results, and we’re grateful to have him join us to lead our next phase of growth.”

“The AC model of regenerative agriculture and food production was immediately enticing to me and is well-aligned with my personal values,克雷格·霍普分享道, 交流品牌首席执行官. “I am thrilled to add my skills to this team, help grow our  brands across the portfolio, and partner with our valued 种植者, 客户, and employees to create access to food  that is better and healthier for their families.”

In addition, AC Brands has added Jason Allen as CFO. Jason brings over twenty years of industry leadership at world-class organizations like Olam Americas, 纽厄尔品牌, and The Hershey Company. Jason will focus on building out AC Brand’s finance and accounting team, system and processes to ensure customer service and accounting supports both 客户 and 种植者 with timely, transparent information as we grow our business together.

交流农业 will be led by Darren Filkins, CEO. 与近10,000英亩柑橘, 表葡萄, 蓝莓, and tree nut farms in California under management, Darren and his team will be focused on growing the best quality fruits and nuts to delight 客户 and consumers. Darren’s extensive industry experience will allow him to apply best practices for efficiency and innovation as AC looks to continue to expand its regenerative farming scale in the Western U.S.

Roger Smith has been promoted to CEO of AC Nursery and Genetics. Including both TreeSource nursery and  耧斗菜葡萄园 nursery and genetics programs, Roger will lead the nursery and genetics programs across AC’s 柑橘类 and 表葡萄 portfolios. With over thirty years of experience, an innovative mindset, and strong business acumen, Roger’s leadership will help us to support the long-term growth of the AC portfolio with the best possible genetics and plants.

“We are thrilled to be adding experienced leaders like Craig Hope and Jason Allen and to be moving to a structure that positions our teams to focus on what they do best,罗布·赫尔布特说, Co-managing Director, gpk电子体育app下载. “As  we plan for investment in future expansion to build out our regenerative, vertically-integrated food businesses, 空调品牌, 交流农业, 和AC托儿所 and Genetics management teams are ready to scale to meet the dynamic needs  of 客户, 种植者, 和零售合作伙伴.”

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ACM Management Company, 有限责任公司, also referred to as gpk电子体育app下载, 或交流, invests in permanent farmland and synergistic midstream assets to create a vertically integrated enterprise that grows, packs and markets high-value produce. 与近20,000英亩的葡萄, 柑橘类, 蓝莓, and tree nuts managed across California, the Pacific  Northwest, 和澳大利亚, gpk电子体育app下载 seeks to model a food system that produces consumer-loved food at scale,  delivers healthy returns to investors, and makes a difference in local communities. We seek to partner with nature and infuse regenerative management practices into a rapidly evolving food system to pursue our vision of a world where everyone has access to better, 更健康的食物. ACM Management Company is an investment advisor, registered with the SEC.