SALINAS, Ca. (November 7, 2016) – Industry powerhouse, Tanimura & Antle, has announced a new integral addition to their executive team, Jeff Jackson, as the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jeff joins the Tanimura & Antle leadership team at an exciting time and will assist the company in leveraging core strengths while continuing to drive the company’s firm commitment to Quality, Service, and Innovation. Jeff will be succeeding Mike Antle, who will continue with the company as an Executive Director of the Board.
“Like a shark, if a company is not moving forward, it dies. With that said, I am very pleased to announce Jeff Jackson as the newest addition to our team. Jeff will be an outstanding asset to our existing leadership and will assist us with becoming even more customer centric, providing solutions to customer’s every need,” stated Rick Antle, CEO & President.
Jeff’s proven track record and prior experiences align seamlessly with Tanimura & Antle’s company culture of Employees with Attitude, Ownership, and Accountability. Jeff began his produce career in 1983 with the young and emerging Fresh Express. From there he served as President for Cincinnati’s Club Chef followed by 20 years with Chiquita in global Senior Management roles. Jeff then spent 8 years as the CEO of the Moraitis Company, a family business and Australia’s largest fresh produce company which owned and operated farming, processing and wholesale businesses across the country. With the desire to move back to the United States to be closer to family, Jeff joined Earthbound Farm as their Vice President & General Manager. In his new role with Tanimura & Antle, Jeff will help seek new growth opportunities and will work with Tanimura & Antle’s existing sales team to continue the team’s success as a world class organization.