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D’Arrigo California welcomes new talent to the sales and marketing departments

D’Arrigo California has hired Maya Capurro as a sales assistant and Morgan Tinari as a marketing and culinary assistant.

Capurro graduated from California Polytechnic State University in just three years.  She majored in agribusiness management, and as a student was active in the National Agri-Marketing Association, Food Distribution Research Society and was an Agribusiness Management Club officer.  Prior to joining D’Arrigo California, Capurro worked as a peer advisor to the Agribusiness Department at Cal Poly and served as a sales coordinator intern at Driscoll’s.Maya-CapurroMaya Capurro

“We are pleased to have Maya join our sales team as she brings an energetic approach to our fast paced environment,” said John Scherpinski, director of sales at D’Arrigo California.  “Maya is young, smart and diligent with her work which makes her a stellar addition to the team.  She is a go-getter that is eager to learn and contribute to the bottom line.”

At D’Arrigo California, Capurro will be responsible for sales order data entry, customer service on the phones, collection of outstanding sales balances and interaction with customers at trade shows.  Morgan-TinariMorgan Tinari

“I enjoy working with a progressive sales team and a fast paced environment that challenges me daily.  I value how D’Arrigo California is committed to growing, packing and shipping quality fruits and vegetables year round.  The company prides itself on tight Andy Boy produce specs and I respect their high standards.  I look forward to learning and contributing to the sales team and honing my customer service and data entry skills,” said Capurro.   

Tinari is a graduate of St. John’s University located in New York where she majored in marketing at the Peter J. Tobin School of Business.  At St. John’s, Tinari played soccer (NCAA Division 1) and had a very successful scholar and athletic career during her college experience.  Most recently, Tinari was a social media associate at SLMD Skincare.  She was responsible for the creative direction for SLMD’s social media platforms.  Tinari also assisted with event planning and influencer outreach.  

At D’Arrigo California, Tinari will be responsible to create, post content, videos and images on the Andy Boy and Eat Broccoli Rabe social media channels.  She will assist with trade show logistics, event planning and influencer relations to augment the culinary recipes and videos on the Andy Boy website.

“I was motivated to join D’Arrigo California because of the company’s iconic Andy Boy label that stands for top quality and consistency,” said Tinari.  “I am delighted to be part of a multi-faceted produce company that will be celebrating 100 years of business in 2020 as a family of companies (which include their sister companies, D’Arrigo Massachusetts and D’Arrigo New York).  It’s an exciting time to work for a third-generation family-owned company and market their cross dock, consolidation, solar farming and most importantly their fresh fruit and vegetable commodities to inspire a healthy lifestyle.”

“Morgan’s savvy marketing skills will drive the content, image creation and design for the array of Andy Boy products we grow, pack and ship year round,” said Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, D’Arrigo California director of marketing and culinary.  “Her in depth marketing knowledge, coupled with her creative and collaborative nature will complement our marketing department and growing commodities.”

 

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