Our Team

PCN offers a consistent supply of premium quality citrus, delivered with a high level of service.  An integral part of PCN being able to accomplish this is their cohesive group of employees.

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Allan Dodge
President
Allan grew up in the citrus industry, from a young age he began working in the orchards for his grandfather. As he grew older, he continued in the tradition, progressing through sales into management, and eventually to starting his own marketing company and farming operation. What does Allan love about our industry?  “I get to participate in a global industry that feeds people around the world, where else can I work with such a diverse and great bunch of people?”

 
Jacquie Ediger
Vice President
Jacquie has been with the company since its inception in 2004.  She is committed to the future success of the company and the fresh produce industry.  She has served on many committees and boards within the industry and local community. She was named Produce Business Magazine’s top 40 under 40 professionals is 2011, and in 2014 was accepted to United Fresh’s leadership program.  Prior to joining PCN, Jacquie worked as sales manager for Famous Software.  Growing up in the agriculture industry, produce is her passion, “I’m inspired by the dynamic and challenging nature of the industry.  Plain and simple – it’s fun!”

 
Hector Gonzalez
Domestic Sales and Purchasing
Hector has been in the citrus industry since 1993 and has been with the company since its inception in 2004.  His experience ranges from packing house operations to sales. His expertise is in buying and contract negotiations, maximizing relationships to achieve the best returns for both the customer and grower. His favorite part of the job, “How multi-faceted it is, and the relationships I’ve had the opportunity to form with people from around the world.”

 
Carlos Melendez
Domestic and Export Sales
Carlos has been in the produce business since 1971. His experience ranges from many years in the Mexican vegetable deal out of Nogales, to selling tree fruit, fall fruits, table grapes, and now focusing on domestic and export citrus sales. He says, “In this industry, more than most, your word is your bond – both to the customer and the grower – honesty is the way to go. I also love that every day is different – it never gets boring.”

Doug Stewart
Domestic, Export & Organic Sales
Doug went from being a golf pro to working in the produce industry and has never looked back (unless it’s to golf on Fridays of course).  Doug has been in produce since 1998, with his experience ranging from farming to sales. He has a wide experience in many commodities such as tropicals, melons, avocados, grapes, vegetables, nuts, fall fruits, tree fruit, as well as citrus. “I love what I do, especially the challenges of the business, while making my wildest dreams come true.”

Stevy Mandaro
Conventional & Organic Sales
Stevy started off in the hospitality industry where she learned an attention to detail and a passion for others’ success. She brought that attitude to produce 5 years ago, learning berries, melons, grapes, citrus, stone fruit and tropicals.  “I love promoting a product I believe in. It is refreshing and humbling to be reminded daily how much we do depend on the earth and the elements for our food. My favorite place to be is in the middle of an orchard or field, one hand on the desk and one on the fruit!”

 
David Waters
Operations & Quality Control
David brings 26 years of produce experience to PCN, including being a USDA fruit and vegetable inspector, a buyer/quality control for Sam’s Club, sales/quality control for Westlake Produce and Martinous Produce. He was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease in 2009 which caused him to take a 2½ year hiatus to have a liver and kidney transplant. Fortunately for PCN, after his recovery, he joined us in 2012. “I love the excitement and ever changing nature of the produce industry, it’s never status quo, what’s not to love about that!”

 
Joshua Menchaca
Grower Relations & Field Operations Manager
Josh has 5 years of experience in the citrus industry, and prior to joining PCN, he was with Paramount Citrus. His expertise is in field and crop evaluations, selecting lots for export, making frost damage evaluations, and creating estimates and pack-outs for a wide range of citrus. He loves the evolving nature of the job, “It is constantly changing from field to market and each year is completely different than the last. My favorite part is being outside, and getting to talk to growers about their farming practices.”

 
Shani Crookshanks
Operations & Business Projects Manager
Shani has 20+ years of produce experience, with the vast majority of it in Chilean table grape import management at Pandol Bros., followed by a few years of domestic and export fruit sales. At PCN she manages food safety, import/export compliance, marketing, materials purchasing and tracking, along with managing several sales accounts. “I have always taken satisfaction in being part of an industry that provides healthy snacks for kids. It is satisfying to know that I help make it happen.”

 
Accounting, QC & Sales Support Team:
Stephanie Harrison, Jackie McCord, Patti Bills, and Trevor Dodge make up the rest of our team and work diligently behind the scenes to make it all happen: from keeping our sales and management teams in line, to making sure the product is well taken care of and shipped at its peak. 

Interested in joining our team? Please contact us at jobs@pcnbrand.com

What makes our team strong and unique?

Here’s what others on the PCN Team had to say…

Allan
visionary…
…keeps PCN moving forward
experience from grove to customer
great listener

Jacquie
great leader
effective decision maker
focused & strategic
supportive

Hector
makes it happen under pressure
extensive experience in the industry
great with numbers
very loyal

Carlos
jack of all trades
attention to detail & follow up
eager to help
courteous

Doug
ability to make & keep great relationships
‘can-do’ attitude
knowledge of multiple commodities
always makes you laugh

Stevy
passion for work & life
extremely dedicated
thoughtful & helpful
very personable & funny

David
master of getting it done
great at creating efficiencies
consistent & hardworking
makes the whole room smile

Josh
very passionate about work
helps others to do their best
decisive
great leadership qualities

Shani
great at multitasking
extremely organized
very analytical
dedicated & trustworthy

Stephanie
hub of the sales office…
…somehow keeps them all straight
very helpful
honest & sincere

McCord
very strong work ethic
reliable & dependable
positive person
considerate of others

Patti
focused
consistent
task-oriented
knowledgeable

Trevor
team player
hard worker
eager to learn
very respectful of others