California berry grower-shipper Bobalu Berries has hired Anthony Gallino as its first ever vice president of sales.
The hire is the first of many big moves for the 61-year-old company, which is now “extremely well positioned as a grower, shipper, processer of fresh berries,” according to Bobalu.
Gallino has worked with Bobalu third generation growers Bobby and RC Jones before and has maintained a strong bond with the Jones family for many years.
“As a grower-based company, we are focused on only the best quality going into the box that carries our family name, and sharing our family grown and farmer owned story,” says Bobby Jones. “Anthony’s experience will help us tell that story as he taps into his years of experience with customer loyalty and produce industry relationships. We trust him with our mission and vision helping us to take the company to the next level.”
“I feel like I’m coming home,” says Gallino. “My first day in the berry industry 25 years ago was spent in the Jones farming office in Oxnard, California, and Bob Jones was my first connection. How fitting to work today with his grandsons building the brand I have seen and known for years, and I am really enjoying sharing in the enthusiasm and passion for what’s ahead.”