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Tanimura & Antle names director of organics

Tanimura & Antle, based in Salinas, CA, has hired Chris Glynn as director of organics. The move is a continuation of the company’s effort to build its team with leading organic veterans and lays the groundwork for a rollout of organic products.Chris-Glynn

Glynn worked at Earthbound Farm since 2005, most recently as vice president of ag supply, playing a pivotal role in the development and coordination of their network of organic growers.

“We worked closely with Chris when we were a partner in Earthbound Farm,” Rick Antle, president of Tanimura & Antle, said in a press release. “As we began planning to launch our organic program, we knew we wanted to seed it with the best and the brightest. Integrity, expertise and passion for organic are all important as we get off to a fast start but also create a program that’s built to last. Chris Glynn embodies all those qualities and we’re excited to have him leading the organic supply program here as we get back into organic.”

The company is currently conducting trials in preparation for a full launch later this year.

“Tanimura & Antle’s Artisan Romaine is simply the best new lettuce around and we’re very pleased with the results we’re seeing with it in organic trials,” Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jeff Jackson added in the press release. “It’s been a real hit with customers and consumers and there’s a lot of excitement about us bringing an organic version to market. Demand for organic produce continues to expand but it takes commitment and credibility to succeed at it 52 weeks a year. We are investing the time and resources necessary to build a reliable year-round program, backed by Tanimura & Antle’s legacy of integrity and expertise through four generations of farming. It’s an exciting time.”