SOLEDAD — Braga Contemporary is selling Colby Pereira to chief working officer, making her the primary individual to carry that title as the corporate enters its ninety fifth yr in enterprise.
“Colby’s household farming background and reasoned, no-nonsense strategy to problem-solving are an asset for this new place,” stated Rod Braga, firm CEO. “Her management and group constructing capabilities are instrumental to our steady progress and success.”
Pereira joined Braga Contemporary in 2020 as vp of operations. Along with managing the farming, harvesting, delivery and processing operations, she additionally led the Covid response group.
The manager change comes as the corporate expanded its value-add capabilities in recent times with the Josie’s Organics model. At present, the corporate has greater than 1,600 staff, a big natural and traditional land base, two processing amenities and 4 delivery places.
As COO, Pereira can be accountable for driving strategic initiatives to proceed the corporate’s progress.
“Colby has been an integral a part of the group, working throughout a number of departments giving her a various understanding of our complicated enterprise,” Braga stated. “She is going to information the group in making a sustainable roadmap, for the longer term.”
Pereira has a wealthy background in agriculture and is a acknowledged chief who serves on a number of business and neighborhood boards. She attributes her ardour for agriculture to her grandfather, Anthony Costa, a pioneer within the Salinas Valley.
In 1928, Sebastian and Josie Braga began farming California’s fertile soil on what’s now often called the Braga Residence Ranch in Soledad. In the present day, the third technology continues the household values of sustainable-organic farming.
Braga Contemporary units apart 10% of farmland to helpful habitat and has the objective of being carbon impartial by 2025. Now vertically built-in, Braga Contemporary combines innovation with custom to develop, harvest, and course of contemporary greens and leafy greens by the Josie’s Organics and Braga Farms manufacturers.
For extra details about the corporate, go to bragafresh.com.