Leadership

Rick Morel General Manager

Has been with Four Star since 2000 he oversees all operations of the company. Rick loves to spend time with his family, grand-kids and watching his son play baseball. He spends his weekends golfing.

Eddie Byrne pest control adviser

After being a PCA for 26 years, he joined Four Star Fruit, Inc. in 2015. As a licensed Agricultural Pest Control Adviser Eddie develops effective programs for monitoring pest, disease, soil moisture and maturity levels, tracks and records all pesticide applications, reports findings and recommendations to bring projects into conformance with standards and/or procedures, ensures we are following a Integrated Pest Management system.

His favorite grape variety is the Pristine. He eats them faster than candy on Halloween night.

Xochitl Agundez food safety coordinator

Is responsible for ensuring that Four Star Fruit, Inc. staff is trained in food safety practices, establish programs and work with supervisors to insure that all records, policies, regulations, health, and safety procedures of Four Star Fruit, Inc. are being effectively carried out. Also works with customers to verify food safety requirements and expectations are met. Xochitl has been working the food industry for 4 years and is dedicated to providing the end customer with the most wholesome product possible.

She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Sergio Bautista HR Manager

Sergio oversees and has responsibility for recruiting, training, performance management, career development, diversity program development, employee relations, safety, regulatory compliance, benefits and compensation. In addition, he develops and administers personnel policies and procedures, communicates changes, maintains employee handbooks.

Sergio holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Human Resource Management from Cal-State Bakersfield. He enjoys going to sporting events, concerts and traveling to new and exotic places.

Jay Lockridge Controller (Sales Division)

Jay is responsible for the daily accounting activities as well as financial statement, budget preparation, and maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records.

Graduated from Cal State University Bakersfield and has work in agriculture for the last ten years.

He is married, father of two college age children. He enjoys traveling with his family and scuba diving throughout California, the Caribbean and Hawaii.