John joined Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in 2009 as Vice President of Operations responsible for engineering, manufacturing operations, logistics, and customer service.
Prior to joining Ghirardelli, John held various positions in procurement and operations at Mars, Incorporated over a 13-year career. Prior to Mars, John worked in merchandising and logistics roles for Columbia Grain International, a US subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation for eight years.
John has previously been a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Foreign Trade Council and a Conferring Member of the New York Board of Trade.
He holds BS degrees in Agricultural Business Management and Agricultural Engineering Technology from Oregon State University, as well as a master’s in Business Administration from Portland State University.
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products.
Incorporated in 1852 and in continuous operation ...