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Church Brothers names VP of packaging procurement

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SALINAS, Calif. – January 5, 2024 – Church Brothers Farms BB #:161800 today announced that Amelia Firme has joined the company as Vice President of Packaging Procurement. Firme has had an impressive 42-year career in purchasing, including 26 years as the Director of Purchasing at Organic Girl, LLC.

In her new role, Firme will assume responsibility for all aspects of packaging procurement, including supplier relationship management, material procurement, and cost controls. Her extensive industry background and unwavering dedication to quality and innovation will make her a valuable addition to the Church Brothers Farms leadership team.

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Amelia Firme

“We’re happy to extend a warm welcome to Amelia as she joins our organization,” noted Chuck Church, Chief Performance Officer of Church Brothers Farms. “Her extensive experience spanning several decades, coupled with her adept leadership and strategic acumen, will play a pivotal role in advancing our efforts to optimize packaging procurement processes.”

Firme’s career is characterized by her commitment to nurturing long-term supplier partnerships and a relentless pursuit of operational efficiency and excellence. Her accomplishments at Organic Girl, LLC, where she played a pivotal role in developing industry-leading packaging solutions, attest to her expertise and innovation.

“I am honored to join the Church Brothers team, a company known for its dedication to quality and service,” remarked Firme. “I’m looking forward to contributing to growth by streamlining our packaging procurement operations, ensuring an uninterrupted and efficient flow of materials, and supporting the expansion of our operations and product portfolio.”

Additionally, the company has also announced the promotion of Amy Thorpe to Director of Packaging Materials. Thorpe, a valuable member of the Church Brothers Farms team as Inventory Improvement Manager, has more than 12 years’ experience as a procurement manager for packaging and ingredients in the food industry. Prior to joining Church Brothers, she was a Category Manger at Dole Fresh Vegetables.

Thorpe’s background seamlessly complements Firme’s expertise and together, they will play a pivotal role in achieving the company’s strategic growth plans and commitment to operational excellence.
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About Church Brothers Farms

Church Brothers Farms is a vertically integrated family owned and operated company that produces a full line of fresh vegetables year round. Church Brothers has an in-house farming/harvest program and state of the art processing plants in the U.S. and Mexico. The Church family has a legacy of service and innovation in the Salinas Valley that spans multiple generations.