CASTROVILLE, CALIF. - Ocean Mist Farms (OMF) has named Chris Drew as the company’s new chief operations officer and Gladys Valenzuela-Corzo as vice president of human resources. 

In Drew’s new role he will oversee both production and harvesting. Drew has been with OMF for 16 years. Before assuming the role of COO, he was the vice president of operations.  

Drew is an alum of California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo, where he serves as chairman of the Horticulture and Crop Science Advisory Council. 

“Chris’s depth of knowledge for all facets of our operation makes him ready for his expanded role as our new chief operations officer,” said Joe Pezzini, chief executive officer of Ocean Mist Farms. 

In her new role, Valenzuela-Corzo will play an expanded role in strategic planning. Valenzuela-Corzo joined OMF in May 2015 as director of human resources. She has an extensive HR background, with 17 years of progressive human resources leadership experience in ag and the publishing/media industry. 

“Gladys's passion for human resources and broad expertise are the right combination for her promotion as vice president of human resources,” said Pezzini.