Mark Grijalva has left C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keene, N.H., to become national accounts sales representative for Reedley, Calif.-based Summeripe Worldwide Inc.

Grijalva takes sales post at Summeripe


 â€œMark is known as a passionate and tireless industry advocate for bringing flavorful food to the consumer,” said Pat Steider, president of Summeripe Worldwide, said in a news release. “His retail expertise and commitment to customer service will continue and strengthen our aspiration of growing together from tree to table.”

 Grijalva has been in the retail sector of the food industry for 30 years. He held several posts with C&S Wholesale Grocers during his six years with the company, he said. Most recently, he was the company’s director of produce operations. Previously, he was for 12 years with Fleming Cos. Inc., Lewisville, Tex.

 Grijalva replaces Mike Garrison who resigned in December to accept a position with a wholesale distributor on the East Coast.