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• March 6, 2012 - Al Vangelos Joins Board of Directors of Naturipe Farms
• November 21, 2011 - Sun World Announces Management Changes
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• August 1, 2006 - Novelle Principal Awarded Presidential Volunteer Service Award
• December 20, 2005- Sonora State, Mexico Completes Phase I of Development Plan
• April 26, 2005 - PMA Addresses Consumption, Industry Trends with Retailers, Growers in Mexico
• April 18, 2005 - Novelle Assists State of Sonora in Five Year Plan
• June 3, 2004 - BC Hot House Chairman Al Vangelos Elected Russian Farm Project's Chairman of the Board

Novelle in the media

• April 22, 2009, The Packer - Vangelos named Produce Man for All Seasons
• April 10, 2006, The Produce News - Novelle Takes on Winogrond and Obregon as Two Senior Principals
• April 6, 2006, FreshPlaza - Novelle Adds Two New Senior Principals; Obregon and Winogrond
• July, 2005, Productores de Hortalizas - Agronegocios en Sonora
• May 1, 2005, The Produce News - Symposium Shines Spotlight on Sonora Agriculture

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Al Vangelos Joins Board of Directors of Naturipe Farms

Al VangelosSalinas, California, March 6, 2012—"We are very excited that Al Vangelos has joined our organization," Nicolas Moller, the current chairman of the board for Naturipe Farms and chief executive officer of Hortifrut S.A., said in a March 6 press release. "Al has a distinguished career with leading grower-owned produce companies and will provide valuable insight, guidance and expertise in the coming years."

Mr. Vangelos has 35 years of experience in fresh and processed food products sales, marketing and organizational management and development. Most recently he served as the president and chief executive officer of Sun World Inc. Prior to that, he led Calavo Growers of California, the world's largest avocado grower cooperative, where he successfully restructured the organization, guided international development, and overhauled the management structure, production and grower service functions.

He is the co-founder and principal of Novelle Consulting LLC a leading management consulting group in the global produce industry. The group offers solutions in supply chain, sales and marketing, food safety, corporate management and strategic planning for the private and government sectors

"I am very excited to join the Naturipe Farms board of directors," Mr. Vangelos said in the press release. "I have watched with admiration how four distinct berry grower organizations have come together under the 'Naturipe' brand and continue to grow their production base and their clientele. I am especially enthusiastic about the new products such as the Berry Quick Blueberry ready-to-eat snacks, the expansion of the processed products line, including IQF, frozen and dried berries, and the new line of proprietary berries that have been developed around a superior, fresh, healthy eating experience."

"Our board and growers have aggressive growth objectives," Dwight Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of Naturipe Farms, added in the press release. "Al is a proven leader and visionary, who will be invaluable as we expand our distribution and penetration in the domestic and global markets. He will bring vision, advice and insight that comes with the wisdom of time and success, yet tempered with the realities that make the produce industry dynamic."