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Rick Paul to retire from Sun World 

Sun World International LLC announced that its grape category director, Richard (Rick) Paul, will retire from the company, effective May 18.Employees Paul-Rick5

Paul’s departure marks the end of an era for Sun World and 26 years of impact that he has had both inside and outside of the company.

“Through 26 years, and so much history, my time has come,” Paul said. “From my start at the Superior Farming Co. to the Sun World we have created, today we stand in our strongest position in new varieties and plantings domestically, and licensees around the world. This season will be a game changer, and Sun World is poised for success today and the years to come.”

Paul has seen many industry and company changes over the years and has built strong relationships with customers, growers and coworkers during his career.

Sun World credits Paul’s tireless work, passion for the business and mentorship to many as having set a solid foundation for Sun World’s future.

Friends and colleagues are invited to extend their good wishes to Rick in his retirement at