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Church Brothers Hires Four New Employees

SALINAS, CA (Jan. 7, 2015) – Church Brothers, a leading grower/processor/shipper of more than 500 fresh vegetable SKUs, recently hired several employees to assist multiple operations within the company.

Joe Albaugh joined Church Brothers as a national sales representative focusing on the foodservice segment of the business. Albaugh is a produce industry veteran; he was most recently a partner and director of business development at ProSource Produce in Hailey, Idaho. Prior to ProSource, Albaugh had regional sales experience at Del Monte, Tanimura & Antle and Taylor Farms. Albaugh will report to Vince Ballesteros, vice president business development.“Church Brothers is an industry leader and innovator,” Albaugh said. “This is a terrific move for me and my family, and I can’t wait to get to work.”Junior Silva joins the company as procurement manager. Silva will report to Pradeep Hadavale, vice president supply chain; he has more than 15 years experience in packaging, purchasing and materials management with Dole Fresh Vegetables and Chiquita/Fresh Express.Kate Burr, graduate of Oregon State University, is the new quality and food safety specialist reporting to Drew McDonald, vice president of quality, food safety and regulatory affairs; and Sophie Calhoun, a December graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is a new sales assistant reporting to Vice President of Sales Jeff Church.In our business, growth is an imperative; but it’s our employees that help us succeed in achieving sustained, profitable growth,” said CEO Steve Church, “Growth strategy is at the heart of what we've done at Church Brothers and True Leaf Farms over the past 15 years.”


Company's Grower staff in various departments


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19065 Portola Drive
Salinas, CA 93908

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1275 San Justo Road
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

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