Sunkist Growers has recruited Christian Harris as the cooperative’s chief operating officer.
Harris formerly worked as vice president fresh produce at Rosemont’ Illinois-based US Foods, overseeing 60 distribution centres in the US.
His career in produce has ranged from growers to retail and foodservice. It started out working with lettuce growers before moving to management positions in retail with Fresh & Easy, Robinson Fresh and foodservice with US Foods.
“We are excited to welcome Chris to the Sunkist family and look forward to his contributions and perspectives,” said Russ Hanlin, president and CEO of the Valencia, California-based citrus cooperative.