Grimmway Farms Names New Vice President of Quality Assurance
BAKERSFIELD, CA, May 10, 2017 – Grimmway Farms today announced the appointment of Ben
Diesl as Vice President of Quality Assurance. He will oversee quality initiatives across all of the company’s farming and processing operations.
Diesl earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from California State University, Bakersfield, and has a decade of experience working in Grimmway’s quality assurance department. After joining the organization as Quality Assurance Supervisor for the organic division, Cal-Organic Farms, Diesl was quickly promoted to Quality Assurance Manager where he oversaw quality and safety programs across nine facilities. “Ben led the way in developing our Good Agricultural Practices and other quality programs for all facets of our farming operations,” said Jeff Huckaby, president and CEO of Grimmway Farms.
Most recently, Diesl served as Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety, in which he established field quality teams to ensure adherence to company standards and food safety regulations, and implemented best practices across Grimmway’s carrot and organic vegetable divisions. Additionally, he oversaw GFSI-compliant auditing, managed the certification of organic acreage, and led the company’s customer sustainability programs.
“Ben’s strong educational background and diverse food safety and quality assurance experience at Grimmway make him the perfect fit for this position. I am pleased to have Ben join our executive team and look forward to his contributions toward the continued success of our company,” said Huckaby.
About Grimmway Farms
Family-owned and headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway Farms traces its roots to a produce stand opened by the Grimm brothers in the early 1960s. Grimmway is a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots. Grimmway supplies more than 65 organic, USA-grown crops and brands include Cal-Organic Farms and Bunny-Luv. Grimmway is committed to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices and preserving natural resources for future generations. For more information, explore our website or call (800) 301-3101.