Team

Values-Based Leadership

AC Foods has brought together exceptional talent from farming, packing, distribution, and brand marketing, with a combined 16+ decades of experience.

We are forward-thinking leaders who want to create more access to delicious food through better farming.

Craig Hope
CEO

30+ years of experience in general management, sales and marketing with Kraft Foods/Nabisco, E&J Gallo, Earthbound Farms (White Wave Foods) and Country Fresh Inc. Most recently as CEO and Director of Diamond Foods Inc.

Don Bowden
Sr. Vice President of Blueberry and Tree Nuts

30+ years of executive management in various crops. Managed berries globally for companies such as Reiter Affiliated Company, and Dole Fresh Foods. Also brings experience in Citrus, Dates, nursery production and culinary herbs.

Scott Owens
President and General Manager of Citrus

30+ years in CPG, Operations, Logistics and Global Agriculture Leadership. Brings a vast breadth of experience in fresh produce and consumer-packaged goods from his previous years with Wonderful Citrus, Chiquita Brands International and General Mills.

Roger W. Smith
Sr. Vice President of Nursery & Genetics/Operational Services

30+ years of experience in general management of citrus nurseries and citrus farming. Founded TreeSource Citrus Nursery in 1998 and grew it to the largest of its kind in the U.S. through employee empowerment with an emphasis on sustainability.

Sunnia Gull
Vice President of Marketing

15+ years of marketing and brand management leadership at companies including Novatis, Ghirardelli Chocolate, ACH Foods, and Foster Farms.