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Gold Coast Packing makes executive team changes

Gary Burk
Gary Burk

Changes are happening at Gold Coast Packing. The company has promoted two employees and added one member to its team. The business, which has been family owned and operated by long-time friends Ron Burk and Bob Espinola since its inception in 1978, will continue that way as Burk’s son Gary has just been promoted to chief operating officer. 

Monica
Monica Cordero

On the sales side, Monica Cordero has been promoted to director of sales. Cordero had been the sales manager for the past eight years. She has supported the team as it’s grown its product portfolio and its customer base. She also oversees the marketing, packaging and product development departments.

The company has also added Sylvia Estrada to its team as human resources manager. Estrada is new to the produce industry but has more than 10 years of HR management experience.

Ron Burk
Ron Burk

“I am very excited to be taking on this new role," said Gary Burk. "We have a great team dedicated to our success and I am happy to be a part of what is happening at Gold Coast Packing.” Gary will now oversee all daily operating duties at Gold Coast Packing and the company’s processing facility, Fresh Venture Foods. Prior to the promotion, he was Gold Coast’s general manager, a position he held since 2019.

“I am pleased to announce these two important promotions," said Ron Burk, president and CEO. "Both Gary and Monica have done an excellent job under very unusual and trying conditions this past year, and they both have shown they deserve their new positions. Each position does come with added responsibility, but I know that they are both capable and will succeed in their new roles. I truly appreciate them and their many years of service to Gold Coast.”

Despite the addition and promotions, Gold Coast is still seeking to add to its team. The company is actively looking to fill its vacant vice president of sales and marketing seat.

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