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Giumarra adds salesman for avocados, asparagus

The Giumarra Cos. announced that James Paul has joined the company and will handle avocado and asparagus sales.

Mr. Paul will work with Midwest and East Coast customers to implement programs designed to create incremental sales for asparagus and avocados. He will also be coordinating efforts with Giumarra's global supply to provide a seamless continuity of fresh Nature's Partner asparagus throughout the year.

"James will be james paulJames Paulfocused on the continued growth of our avocado and asparagus programs," Bruce Dowhan, general manager of Giumarra Agricom, said in a press release. "He has an exceptionally strong background in produce sales and he is a valuable addition to our sales team."

Giumarra Agricom will conclude its California avocado season in mid-October and anticipates ample supplies of Mexican and Chilean avocados this fall.

Nature's Partner asparagus from Peru is expected to arrive the last week of August, with production in Mexico starting in October. Giumarra expects there to be plentiful supplies for the holiday season.

Prior to joining Giumarra, Mr. Paul worked in sales and marketing at Greg Paul Produce Sales Inc. in Stockton, CA, and Altar Produce LLC in Calexico, CA. He also previously held positions at Prima Bella Produce, Apio and Boskovich Farms.