MONTEREY, CALIF. - Growers Express, the primary licensed partner of the Green Giant Fresh brand, has named Kirk Wagner as the company’s chief operating officer. 

Wagner first joined Growers Express in 2011, and he will continue serving in his role as the company’s general counsel. In his new role, he will report to the board of directors and work closely with the company’s president, Tom Byrne, and its chief executive officer, Mark Dendle, to set company performance goals and develop and implement strategies, procedures, and business plans.   

“With over 20 years of working with food industry suppliers, manufacturers and customers up and down the fresh and frozen supply chain, Kirk brings an incredible breadth of experience in building relationships and problem-solving that has been critical for the company during a time of remarkable growth,” said Byrne.