Pacific Trellis Fruit expands its organization

Los Angeles, CA – Welcoming more talent and bolstering its ranks with additional experience, Pacific Trellis Fruit/Dulcinea Farms welcomed industry veterans Matt Tanner, Evangelina Kaudze and Shawn Young to the team.

Matt Tanner joins the company as Senior Sales Executive. Matt brings nearly thirty years of experience in the produce industry and has held various sales and sales leadership positions throughout his career. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales at Sol Group Marketing. He is originally from California and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in agricultural economics. Matt will be based in Florida.

Evangelina Kaudze joins Pacific Trellis Fruit as Food Safety and Compliance Manager. With over 15 years of experience in the produce industry, Eve has extensive experience in food safety management and program development. Most recently, she was at ValleyFresh Global. Eve will be based in Los Angeles.

Shawn Young joins the company as Director of Transportation. He brings a wealth of experience over the past 20 years in logistics and operations. Shawn was most recently with the Martori Farm transportation team and prior to Martori, Shawn had worked for Sol Group and Del Monte in a variety of transportation and operations management positions. Shawn will be based in Arizona.

“We are delighted to have been able to add these talented individuals to our team. They will support our efforts and strategy to continue to elevate our business as well as grow the Dulcinea brand with high quality products targeting consumer flavor and satisfaction while providing first class customer service,” said the CEO. Josh Leichter.


About Pacific Trellis Fruit

Pacific Trellis Fruit® is one of North America’s leading year-round importers, growers and distributors of premium fresh fruits including melons, grapes, stone fruits, cherries and citrus fruits. In 2014 Dulcinea® was acquired by Pacific Trellis Fruit and became their consumer brand. Dulcinea is the pioneer of PureHeart® Personal Seedless Watermelon, Tuscan-Style® Cantaloupe and SunnyGold® Mini Seedless Yellow Watermelon. Pacific Trellis Fruit also offers Kiss Melons, a line of high quality, flavorful melons. Pacific Trellis is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with sales offices in Fresno, CA, Gloucester, NJ, and Tucson, AZ. For more information on Pacific Trellis Fruit and Dulcinea, visit

Aubrey L. Morgan