Out-going CEO, Mark JansenConveys to Membership that the Co-op Strategy, Talent, and Financials Never Stronger
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At the 112the th Blue Diamond Growers Annual Meeting held yesterday in Modesto, CABlue Diamond Growers President and CEO, Mark Jansenhighlighted the accomplishments of the past year, while recognizing remarkable headwinds the cooperative tackled through creative solutions, strategic partnerships, and world-class innovation.
“Although 2022 was marked by supply chain disruptions, the ongoing COVID-19 impact, and a continuing drought, we still fulfilled our mission and provided considerable competitive advantage with our grower returns,” said Jansen. of our 3,000 grower-owners or the 1,800 hard-working Blue Diamond team members.”
Jansen further reported that despite the many challenges of the year, Blue Diamond was able to increase payments by an average of $.20 a pound and deliver a record competitive advantage in grower returns.
In an additional highlight, he shared that to counter global transportation disruptions, the Blue Diamond Supply Chain Team worked with the Almond Alliance, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Governor’s Office of Business Development to build a new multi-port export strategy. This included implementing a pop-up yard at the Port of Oakland to stage products…