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 recently served a two year term as Treasurer of the National Mango Board and prior to that he was Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas. 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 spends his free time coaching soccer as well as planning and executing community fundraisers for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County.