Chris grew up alongside his brother and father in the fields and offices of Ciruli Brothers and Amex Distributing Company, where he gained a thorough understanding of the business’ operations by the time he officially joined in 1994.
As Chief Operations Officer, Chris is responsible for overseeing the company’s shipping operations, including the development of sales and marketing programs. Chris was recently reappointed as Treasurer of the National Mango Board and currently sits on the board for United Fresh Produce Association.
He plays an active role in various trade associations where he strives to address issues that impact the industry, including nutrition and fresh produce consumption, food safety, sustainability and supply chain efficiencies.
Chris lives in Arizona with his wife and children where he dedicates free time to community outreach projects with First Things First and the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County.