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Arroyo Granda, CA-based Regatta Tropicals hired GARRETT SACKS as sales manager on Oct. 25, or “just in time” for the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Convention & Expo, as he put it.

Garrett3In his new role as sales manager, Mr. Sacks oversees inventory of kiwifruit, persimmions and other various items the company has at its cold storage, and makes sure they get the best fruit to their customers.

Before joining Regatta Tropicals, Mr. Sacks spent three-and-a-half years living in Shanghai, China, working in the international pharmaceutical trade.

Mr. Sacks grew up around “food shows and free samples,” he said. His father recently retired after working over 40 years as a food broker.

“As a young, curious boy, I first followed my father to conventions where he would show off his french fries and cookie dough,” Mr. Sacks continued. “Entranced by the fast nature of the business, I was quickly tasked with encouraging strangers to try our food. It became an interesting challenge — and provided me with some free snacks!”

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