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Ruth Campos-Martinez joins Curry & Co. as executive director of sales

Curry & Co. announced the hiring of Ruth Campos-Martinez to its sales and marketing team. Campos-Martinez is based out of the company's Los Angeles office.Ruth-Campos-Martinez-Photo

In her new role as executive director of sales, Campos-Martinez will help manage and develop key growth sales and procurement strategies primarily for Curry & Co.'s conventional and organic berry sales, as well as play a key role in the development of grape, cherry and apple exports. She brings a decade of produce experience, most recently as export division manager for Giumarra Cos. Other experience at Giumarra included West Coast blueberry sales, and operations manager.

"Ruth has a fantastic reputation in the industry with both customers and growers," Curry & Co. President Matt Curry said in a press release. "Her skill set and knowledge base, especially in the berry category, is a great addition to the Curry & Co. team."

Campos-Martinez will be a key member of the executive team and work closely with Curry & Co.'s sales and marketing staff, growers and operations team to help plan and implement sales, marketing and new product development programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new markets. She will play a key role in expanding opportunities with other commodities through strategic partnerships.

"I wanted to take the last 10 years of my experience, as well as a fierce commitment to excellence, and implement it towards further expanding sales and procurement opportunities within the business," said Campos-Martinez. "My role at Curry & Co. will allow me to achieve this goal. Curry & Co.'s experience, unique model of service and strong growing presence in the industry is exciting. I'm very impressed by their recent double-digit growth, and thrilled to have the opportunity to bring additional energy and experience to the team. Contributing to the company's future success as well as the many innovations we are working on will be very fulfilling."

Curry & Co., headquartered in Brooks, OR, was founded in 1967 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. In addition to its year-round blueberry program, it offers a blackberry program that starts late June. The company is also widely recognized for year-round sweet onions, storage onions and a seasonal Vidalia sweet carrot program.