FRESNO, CA – AC Foods, a company that manages and operates farms and facilities in the western United States and Australia focused on citrus, tree nuts, blueberry, and table grape production, has placed Albert Perez as their new Chief Human Resource Officer. Founder, Tom Christopher, and Managing Director, Nat Schiffer, led this exciting HR search.
“It was absolutely remarkable to walk through the citrus farms, the table grape farms, the packing sites, and the nurseries to really appreciate what it takes to bring food to grocery stores. Agriculture is still so dependent on people, yes, mother nature plays a big part, but so do people,” said Nat Schiffer. “The graciousness that the CEO, Craig Hope and CFO, Jason Allen afforded to TCG by allowing us to come on site made such a difference in helping them find the right candidate, with the right skill sets that included being bilingual as well as really understanding the Agriculture Ecosystem.”
Albert’s role will be responsible for the Human Resources service delivery model at AC Foods. Additionally, the role will help guide AC Foods through organizational transformation and the establishment of one culture as the organization continues to scale.
Prior to joining AC Foods, Albert had the pleasure of working at other prestigious companies like Nissin Foods, SupHerb and HealthPlan of California helping them build successful HR teams as well as plan company expansions.
About AC Foods
AC Foods currently manages and operates farms and facilities in the western United States and Australia focused on citrus, tree nuts, blueberry, and table grape production. Seasonal head counts exceed 3000+ employees. AC Foods has a huge emphasis on sustainability. Their impact comes from improving the business by regenerating critical ecosystems, natural resources, and community well-being. Grounded in their objectives to produce healthier food, advance responsible production, and grow access through scale, they seek to show that agriculture can renew the natural resources it relies upon. AC Foods is connected to Agricultural Capital. Agriculture Capital is a regenerative agriculture and food investment firm that currently manages two investment funds. The Funds invest in permanent cropland and synergistic midstream assets to create a vertically integrated enterprise that grows, packs and markets high-value produce. Through an owner-operator model, the Funds employ a value-added approach to farm and food operations, focused on regenerative farm practices and the processing and sale of that produce as a means of enhancing returns.
About The Christopher Group
Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, HR consulting, and bench building. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.