CASTROVILLE, Calif. – Ocean Mist Farms is proud to announce the hire of Rick Bravo as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Bravo brings nearly 35 years of experience serving the fresh produce industry and a wealth of knowledge in sales and leadership, which is highly valued by the team at Ocean Mist Farms.
As a veteran of the industry, Bravo joins the company with past experience at Dole Fresh Vegetables and Tanimura & Antle with a strong dedication to customer service. His extensive background within the vegetable category will be instrumental as he spearheads the sales and marketing efforts at Ocean Mist Farms.
“We are delighted to have someone of Rick’s caliber join our team,” said Joe Pezzini, president and CEO of Ocean Mist Farms. “His substantial knowledge of the industry and established relationships with retail and foodservice partners makes him an invaluable addition to our team.”
Graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Administrative Justice, Bravo found his way into the produce industry as a sales manager and has never left. His commitment to fresh food and adept ability to lead well, drive profits and improve efficiency has brought him to where he is today.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Ocean Mist Farms and look forward to this new opportunity while still serving an industry I care deeply about,” said Bravo.
About Ocean Mist Farms
Ocean Mist Farms, a fourth generation family-owned business and the largest grower of fresh artichokes in North America, is committed to delivering the highest standards in the industry for food safety, product quality, customer service, innovation and sustainability. The company’s full line of 30 fresh vegetables includes the award-winning Season & Steam and Ocean Mist Organic product lines. For more information, visit www.oceanmist.com.