US – Ocean Mist Farms, North America’s leading grower and shipper of fresh artichokes, welcomes Tim Wolfli as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Tim, from Petaluma, California, brings over 20 years of expertise in fresh produce, agriculture, aquaculture, and foodservice to his new role.

In his previous positions, Tim held roles at Dole Food Company in Salinas, California, Performance Food Group in Santa Cruz, California, and most recently served as CFO for Hog Island Oyster Company in Marshall, California, since 2018.

His work has encompassed developing financial plans, forecasting, budgeting, strategic planning, and analyzing key performance indicators to drive growth and meet set goals.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Stanislaus, and a Master of Business Administration from the same university. “I’m excited to join the team at Ocean Mist Farms,” Tim said. “I believe I can quickly contribute to their mission and vision, as these align with values I’ve followed throughout my career.”

President and CEO Chris Drew praised Tim’s appointment. “Tim’s robust skills, industry knowledge, and collaborative nature will be invaluable to our team,” Drew said. “His commitment to shared success will strengthen our organization.”

Drew noted that the company is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year and must continuously adapt to maintain its leadership in the industry.

“With Tim’s background in financial excellence, we can remain agile and focused as we navigate the changing landscapes of business and agriculture,” Drew added.

Ocean Mist Farms, a fourth-generation family-owned business, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

Established in 1924, Ocean Mist Farms is a fourth-generation family-owned business in Castroville, California.

It is the largest grower and shipper of fresh artichokes in North America, offering over 30 premium fresh vegetable commodities and value-added products.

The company is dedicated to delivering the highest standards in the industry, especially for its gold-standard artichokes.

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