Joe Pezzini, Senior Director of Agricultural Operations Taylor Farms
Joe Pezzini is the Senior Director of Agricultural Operations at Taylor Farms. A native of Salinas, he started his career with the Ocean Mist Farms group of companies in 1983 as a farm manager for Boutonnet Farms. He and two partners began Valley Pride Custom Harvesting in 1987. In 2001, he became Vice President of Operations at Ocean Mist Farms, responsible for Cooling Operations, Food Safety, Quality Assurance, and Human Resources. Pezzini became the Chief Operating Officer at Ocean Mist Farms in 2009 and was appointed to the CEO role in 2015.
Joe Pezzini has served on many industry boards and embraced several volunteer opportunities including Central California Grower-Shipper Association and Foundation, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), Center for Produce Safety, Produce Marketing Association, and Community Foundation for Monterey County. Pezzini is a Hartnell College alum, UC Davis graduate, and has an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.