Pandol Bros. Inc., a grower-shipper of premium table grapes based in
Delano, CA, hired Scott Reade to the newly created position of vice president
of sales and marketing.
In his new position, Mr. Reade is responsible for all aspects of the sales and
marketing functions, including growing the company's client base through
distribution channel diversification as well as customer segment
"Scott brings years of experience and a proven track record of success in the
sales and marketing area within the produce industry," David Dever,
president and chief executive officer of Pandol Bros., said in a May 17 press
release. "His comprehensive knowledge of grower, packer and shipper
operations will help us in meeting our initiatives."
Mr. Reade earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Cornell
University in Ithaca, NY. Prior to accepting this position, he served as director
of national accounts for WM. Bolthouse Farms Inc. in Bakersfield, CA. While at
Bolthouse, he held several sales management positions responsible for retail,
foodservice, frozen and international sectors.
Prior to Bolthouse, Mr. Reade was director of West Coast operations for IFCO
in Oxnard, CA, and was responsible for developing reusable container
systems between grocery retailers and produce shippers.
Mr. Reade will begin his new position June 1 and will be located in the Pandol
corporate headquarters in Delano, CA.