As a child Chuck got his start in the produce business working on ranches and packing sheds in Arizona and Colorado. By the time he was in high school, he had already moved up to the sales desk of his father’s business, Ciruli Brothers.
By 1967 Chuck formed Ciruli Brokerage Company in Nogales, Arizona.
Six years later, in 1973, he established Amex Distributing Co. Inc., created to specialize in produce from western Mexico, with special focus on mangos.
Chuck merged the two entities in 1986, forming the multi-faceted Amex Distributing Co. Inc.
As an industry leader, Chuck participates in many national and international agro-marketing events and forums to promote fresh quality produce, especially mangos.
Chuck now lives in Tubac with his family. He enjoys raising funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County.