Columbia Marketing International, based in Wenatchee, WA, announced Garrett Joeckel as production and sales analyst on June 11.
In his new role, Joeckel will be working with CMI’s sales and marketing staff as well as its member warehouse to maximize grower returns and effectively meet customer needs. He will also be working closely with the CMI warehouses to provide a more in-depth forecast for the company’s sales and marketing teams with an emphasis on improving the communication between CMI and its warehouses.
“Garrett brings a wealth of production planning knowledge and experience to the CMI family,” said Bob Mast, president of the company. “We are confident that Garrett will take our forward planning to the next level by assisting CMI to consistently improve our service to our customers and packing facilities.”
Joeckel is a graduate of Western Washington University where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in operations management. He has over seven years of experience in the Northwest agricultural arena, as well as a mixture of warehouse and sales operations experience.
“I am looking forward to working with the diverse manifest that CMI has in its arsenal as well as the unique branded apples that CMI packs and sells,” Joeckel said. “I am eager to dive into the fine details surrounding the CMI warehouse that make us stand out as a preferred supplier to our many diverse customers.”
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