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Duda Farm Fresh hires Susan Noritake

Oxnard, CA-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods hired SUSAN NORITAKE as its director of fresh-cut sales on July 9.

NoritakeIn her new position at Duda, Ms. Noritake is responsible for leading the entire sales division, as well as developing sales programs and promotions, maintaining strong relationships with key customers, building new accounts and enhancing the overall performance of the fresh-cut sales team, according to a company press release.

“Susan comes to us with a wealth of experience and impressive accomplishment in the foodservice industry,” said Senior Vice President of Fresh Sales Rick Alcocer in the release. “We couldn’t be happier to have her on board and we’re especially excited to have her present at the upcoming PMA Foodservice show at our company’s booth where she will have the opportunity to meet face to face with Duda’s longstanding clients.”

Prior to joining Duda, Ms. Noritake served as the foodservice sales manager at Salinas, CA-based Mann Packing Co. for seven years. She also previously worked at Gills Onions in Oxnard, CA, as director of sales and marketing for nine years.

Ms. Noritake received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from California Polytechnic State University, as well as an MBA from Pepperdine University.