Fruit Patch, a Dinuba, CA-based packer and marketer of peaches, plums,
nectarines, grapes and specialty citrus, announced Aug. 23 that Sheri Mierau
will resign as vice president of sales and marketing, effective Sept. 30.
"Sheri is getting married and relocating to Southern California in early
September,"Scott Wallace, chief executive officer of Fruit Patch, said in an
Aug. 23 press release. "Everyone at Fruit Patch is happy for her and wishes
her the best in her new life."
"I'm proud of what I've accomplished at Fruit Patch this season and I believe
the company is well-positioned for the future," Ms. Mierau said in the press
release. "In the short term, I need to commit myself to establishing my new
family. However, I will re-enter the produce industry shortly and look forward
to continuing my career from my new base in Southern California."
Ms. Mierau previously worked at the California Tree Fruit Agreement, first
joining the Reedley, CA-based organization in 2004 as vice president of
marketing before being named president in 2006 upon the departure of Blair
Richardson. She left the agreement last December for the marketing post at
Earlier in her career, Ms. Mierau held positions with Ahold Operating Cos. as
director of produce, and with Agribuys, New World Marketing, Safeway Inc.
and Sunkist Growers.