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San Miguel Produce names John Killeen VP and general manager

San Miguel Produce Inc. announced a new member of the San Miguel family with the hiring of John Killeen as vice president and general manager.IMG 9976

With 30 years of experience in the industry, Killeen comes to San Miguel Produce from Mastronardi Produce-West, where he served as director of business development. Killeen started his career at Dole Fresh Fruit and was involved in both citrus and banana sales for nearly 10 years. He has since held positions at New Star Fresh Foods LLC, Tanimura & Antle and Muranaka Farm Inc.

As a produce veteran, Killeen has led successful teams throughout sales, marketing and operations in a variety of produce categories. In addition to a robust sales and marketing background, Killeen’s previous experience as a general manager will be a great asset to San Miguel Produce’s growth in the West.

“Having known Jan and Roy for the past 11 years, I have always been impressed with their integrity and passion for the produce industry,” said Killeen. “Their unique items, innovation and quality have made San Miguel Produce leaders in the cooking greens field. The opportunity to be a member of the San Miguel Family and to be a part of their future is extremely exciting.”

In his new role, Killeen will oversee the sales department, focusing on developing the company’s retail and foodservice programs, and lead strategic initiatives and business development activities throughout the company.

“We are excited for the energy, experience and leadership John will bring to help drive performance and growth throughout the company,” said Jan Berk, chief operating officer. “John’s extensive experience in the produce industry will be invaluable in further developing San Miguel Produce’s customer relationships and tailoring strategies for our business.”