Al Vangelos, former president and chief executive officer of Sun World International LLC, has joined the board of berry shipper Naturipe Farms LLC.

Vangelos, who retired from Bakersfield, Calif.-based Sun World in January, was named to Naples, Fla.-based Naturipe’s grower/owner board of directors, according to a Naturipe news release.

“We are very excited that Al Vangelos has joined our organization,” Nicolas Moller, chairman of the board for Naturipe, said in the release. “Al has a distinguished career with leading grower-owned produce companies and will provide valuable insight, guidance and expertise in the coming years.”

Before joining Sun World, Vangelos worked for Calavo Growers, Dole and General Foods. He is also the co-founder of Novelle Consulting LLC, a management consulting group in the global produce industry.

“I am very excited to join the Naturipe Farms board of directors,” Vangelos said in the release. “I have watched with admiration how four distinct berry grower organizations have come together under the Naturipe brand and continue to grow their production base and their clientele.”