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    Reggie Griffin Joins Ocean Mist Board

    Former Kroger produce exec lends expertise

    Reggie Griffin, former VP of produce and floral at The Kroger Co., has joined Ocean Mist Farms as an outside director.

    Reggie Griffin, former VP of produce and floral at The Kroger Co., has joined Castroville, Calif.-based Ocean Mist Farms as an outside director.

    Griffin, who retired from The Kroger Co. in 2011, has been working as a business consultant in recent years. He is the second outside director to join Ocean Mist Farms’ board; Dr. Roberta Cook of the University of California, Davis, was the first.

    “I am honored to join the Ocean Mist Farms board," Griffin said. “I’ve worked with the company for several years and have long respected the professional culture and quality of excellence that Ocean Mist Farms delivers. I look forward to moving into a productive future together.”

    Added Ed Boutonnet, Ocean Mist president/CEO: “We are extremely excited about Mr. Griffin’s recent election to the board and look forward to benefitting from his knowledge and expertise in the produce industry.  His insight and passion for the business will help guide and direct the future growth of Ocean Mist Farms.”

    Ocean Mist Farms is a family-owned business that celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014. Its four generations of family farmers are leaders in the artichoke category and grow a full line of fresh vegetables year-round.

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