Grower-shipper Tanimura & Antle announced the promotion of three key sales team members.
Sybil Faulconbridge has been promoted to director of national sales, Anthony Mazzuca has been promoted to senior director of sales strategy, and Thomas Wheelus has been promoted to director of food service. These promotions are a strategic step for the company to build a network of strong, calculated sales teams within its sales department.
“It’s been a great year being back and working alongside our sales team,” said Brian Antle, executive vice-president of sales. “These promotions will allow us to refine and focus on specific unique needs for our customers and support our sales team staff in tandem.”
Second-generation employee, Faulconbridge, started her career with Tanimura & Antle as an intern in 2010. In 2011, she was promoted to sales manager to manage a national account for the company and was later promoted to VMI & delivered sales manager in 2017. In her new role as director of national sales, Faulconbridge will oversee national customer accounts and the sales teams that support them.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to leverage my knowledge, experience, and leadership to help bolster Tanimura & Antle’s national retail presence,” said Faulconbridge.
Left to right: Sybil Faulconbridge, Anthony Mazzuca, Thomas Wheelus
Mazzuca began his career with Tanimura & Antle in 2004. A prime example of the company’s preference to provide growth opportunities and promote from within, Mazzuca has worked his way up through the organization over the last 18 years. He started as a sales assistant and later held the roles of sales manager, sales service & commodity manager, director of product management, and senior director of product management. In his new role, he will continue overseeing the product management team in addition to the company’s transportation and analytics teams to streamline efficiencies and solutions.
“I look forward to continuing to work with our talented and experienced team of product managers in conjunction now with our transportation and analytics teams to maximize efficiencies for our partners,” said Mazzuca.
Wheelus started with Tanimura & Antle in July of 2021 and has continued to demonstrate leadership and success with his customer accounts since joining the team last year. Prior to the company, Wheelus built his career and experience in fresh produce sales with companies such as Custom Produce Sales, Mann Packing, and Taylor Farms. In his new role, he will oversee the foodservice sales team and customers.
“It’s rewarding to work for a company that not only provides the category with an array of premium fresh produce items but additionally seeks creative, innovative solutions to help alleviate supply chain and labor challenges throughout the industry,” said Wheelus.