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Pepin Heights expands sales and marketing team

Pepin Heights Orchards, based in Lake City, MN, announced the addition of BILLY WHALEN and JOHN GILLUND to its sales and marketing team.

Whalen has joined the company as director of sales and marketing. His background includes marketing and sales for major consumer product brands in the beverage industry. Before joining Pepin Heights, Whalen worked as the division marketing manager for Neuro Drinks.

Gillund has taken on the role of sales and logistics specialist for Pepin Heights. He has previously worked for American Carriers of Minnesota in sales and operations as a truck broker. Before that, Gillund was with C.H. Robinson Worldwide as a produce buyer/seller for the beans, potato and onion divisions.

“Billy and Jon’s capabilities reflect the importance this company places on approaching our business with distinction, from strategy to tactics to execution,” said company President and CEO Dennis Courtier. “We pride ourselves on specializing in high-flavor varieties grown to their finest so that they are ripe for consumers’ ever-evolving taste buds. Our retail and wholesale partners appreciate our extra efforts to ensure high-quality product, service and logistical execution. Both of these guys will play important roles in continuing Pepin Heights’ beliefs and practices.”

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