Blue Diamond Growers is a dynamic organization led by a dedicated team. Our success is based on a valuable product, an ability to adapt to changing markets, and a shared vision for the future. Meet some members of our leadership team.
Mark Jansen was selected by the Blue Diamond Growers Board of Directors to become President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2010. With a unique understanding of the branded retail and food service business, Mark’s career achievements…Read More
Brian joined Blue Diamond in July 2014. Brian is responsible for operations and supply chain at Blue Diamond’s Sacramento, Salida and Turlock facilities; it is through these facilities that Blue Diamond has achieved acclaim as the world’s largest processor…Read More
Simone joined Blue Diamond in 2018. She is responsible for building Blue Diamond’s internal legal practice, with a particular focus on matters associated with trademarks, contracts, and employment. Her extensive experience in the consumer products and…Read More
Raj Joshi joined Blue Diamond in 2016, as Senior Vice President of Global Consumer, following an 18-year career with the Kellogg Company. As a former General Manager and Marketing VP, Raj brings significant leadership experience…Read More
Dean LaVallee assumed the role as Blue Diamond’s Chief Financial Officer in 2011 following a 20-year career with Kraft Foods. Dean’s more than 25 years of finance experience includes senior Finance leadership positions in Accounting…Read More
Mel began his career at Blue Diamond Growers in 1992, working as a Field Supervisor in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. Working through the organization as Special Projects Coordinator and Assistant Director…Read More
Bill’s tenure with Blue Diamond spans more than 25 years. Beginning with the company in 1986 as a Financial Analyst, Bill has broad experience across several disciplines including Strategic Planning, Product Costing…Read More