Bruce C. Burton Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sun World International, LLC.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ — Sun World International, LLC, one of California’s largest vertically integrated agricultural corporations, today announced the appointment of Bruce C. Burton, as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 18, 2005.
Mr. Burton brings to Sun World an impressive track record of success in agribusiness. He spent thirteen years with the Dole Food Company, including eight years as the Group Vice President, North American Deciduous Group, with profit and loss responsibility for Dole’s $130 million North American Deciduous Fruit Business. Prior to that he served for three years as Director/Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development.
About Sun World International, LLC
Sun World is one of California’s largest vertically integrated agricultural corporations with a significant farming and packing infrastructure, strong marketing capabilities and an extensive proprietary product development program. The company owns approximately 17,000 acres of land in the San Joaquin Valley and the Coachella Valley. Sun World grows, packs, markets and ships fresh produce (such as table grapes, stone fruit, citrus, peppers and watermelons) to food wholesalers and retailers located throughout the United States and to more than 30 foreign countries.
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