- Office: 805.494.1007
- Fax: 805.494.1006
Coastal Fresh Farms Cooler
741 Commercial Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93030
- Phone: 805-483-2358
- P.O. Box 4559
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359
Len Cole - President/CEO
A graduate of USC with a degree in Business, Len has been in the industry for more than 30 years. Born and raised in Salinas, Len held sales and management positions with several large grower/shippers in the Salinas Valley. After that, Len moved to the Coachella Valley, where he held a marketing and management position with a premier Coachella grape and citrus producer, which broadened his produce marketing acumen even more. Len later moved to Ventura County to become Vice President of a large vegetable grower-shipper-importer where he remained for 12 years until starting his own company in 2008.
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Luis Salazar - Director of International Operations and Food Safety
An Iowa State University graduate, Luis has more than 15 years experience working in Mexico for U.S. grower-shippers in the areas of sourcing, quality and food safety. With the increasing demands of the produce industry, Luis also continued his education attending UC Davis extension courses in postharvest technology and food safety. Prior to joining the fresh vegetable business, he developed expertise in agricultural trade and financing working for Banco Nacional de Mexico.
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Matt Gillio - Director of U.S. Operations
A graduate of Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo with a degree in Crop Science and a minor in vegetable production, Matt brings 20 years of experience in the produce industry. He also brings his knowledge of crop production, including best practices for planting, growing, harvesting and packing.
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Dave Marotta - Sales
Dave, a southern California native, started his produce career with Coastal Fresh Farms in 2008. He has been a vital part of the company’s growth. He is responsible for day- to-day sales and transportation logistics. Additionally, he also works on maintaining and developing new products within the company. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Spencer Osborne - Sales
A native of Louisville, KY, Spencer has more than 30 years of experience in the produce industry holding key positions across all channels of the supply chain.
Spencer has worked in various capacities within the retail, wholesale, foodservice distribution and grower/shipper communities. Spencer began his career as a produce
manager and later as a store director. He was recruited by Fleming Foods to work with both regional and national retail chains across the Southeast. After visiting the growing fields in California, his passion for produce led him out West nearly a decade ago where he worked with regional and national wholesale foodservice distribution companies in Retail Sales Management, Business Development, as VP of Purchasing and VP of Operations. For the past few years, Spencer has worked with a major Grower/Shipper as Director of Sales serving customers across North America and Europe.
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Tom Pia - Sales
Tom has had the opportunity to see many facets of the industry over the years, steadily working from the ground up and eventually into sales and marketing. There were numerous summers as a teenager he worked in the bountiful fields of the Salinas Valley and South County earning some funds for school. After graduating from UCSB/UCB, he started as a sales coordinator, and also spent several years learning the shipping and receiving aspect of the business. Tom has sold both conventional and organic commodities, one of the first of his peers to work in an organic deal before it took off mainstream. D'Arrigo Brothers, Dole Fresh Vegetables and Cal Cel Inc. are a few of the companies he has worked for. He is continuing on at Coastal Fresh Farms, Inc. and still learning a great deal in a constantly evolving industry.
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Mark Solis - Sales
Mark grew up around Agriculture. After working for Lee Brands as an intern during High School, he had an immediate interest in working in sales for a produce company. At the age of 19 he moved to Salinas and started pursuing his career in produce after High School. Mark has been in the industry over 25 years, and during his time has held various positions, starting in Customer Service, answering 800 calls, as well as positions in commodity management and sales, delivered sales and transportation management. He is enjoying being back in Southern California and looks forward to brining value to the Coastal Fresh team!
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Jennifer Vallejos - Administrative Assistant
A graduate of Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agribusiness Marketing, Jennifer started her career in the produce industry in 1995. Jennifer joined Coastal Fresh Farms in 2009. Raised in the Salinas Valley, Jennifer has previously worked for other grower- shipper operations in the Salinas and Oxnard areas. In addition to administrative responsibilities she brings accounting and sales knowledge to Coastal Fresh Farms.
- email: Jennifer@coastalfresh.org