Sunkist Growers has elected Russell Hanlin, currently senior vice president of sales and marketing, to succeed President/CEO Timothy Lindgren when he retires on November 1, 2008. Hanlin has been with the concern for 30 years, beginning his career as buyer for Sunkist's Fruit Growers Supply Co. affiliate in 1978.
“Russ knows Sunkist,” says Chairman Nick Bozick. “He has experience in every aspect of our sales and marketing operations. He also knows citrus. His expertise has made him a valued participant in industry groups.”