WP Rawl Hires New Senior Quality Assurance Manager
WP Rawl Hires New Senior Quality
January 27, 2015; Pelion, SC: WP Rawl, the largest grower,
processor and shipper of leafy greens in the US, announced today
that Nancy Shimabukuro has filled the position of senior quality
assurance manager, effective immediately.
Nancy Shimabukuro's background is in quality assurance and she
holds a master of science in food science from Clemson University.
In her new position, she is responsible for managing the quality
assurance and sanitation departments, and maintaining quality
assurance and sanitation budgetary compliance. Shimabukuro will
also ensure successful completions of all second and third party
audits and support WP Rawl's new product development process.
Additionally, she will manage microbiological testing procedures
and protocols and provide technical support to the field operations
Shimabukuro previously held the same position at WP Rawl but had
taken an extended sabbatical to tend to personal family business.
Her extensive knowledge and attention to detail while in the
position previously were more than enough for the company to jump
at the opportunity to rehire her when the position became
"Nancy has always been a great asset to our team and we couldn't
be happier to have her back," said Ashley Rawl, vice president of
sales, marketing and product development at WP Rawl. "With our new
expansion in full swing, it is very important to us that our food
safety and quality assurance practices are stronger than ever."
It wasn't just Rawl that was ecstatic at the prospect of
rehiring Shimabukuro, she was equally delighted by the opportunity
"Coming back to WP Rawl is like coming home," said Shimabukuro.
"It is very important to me to be part of a company that puts its
customers' quality and safety at the forefront so this was once
again a great fit."
About WP Rawl
Dating back to 1925, WP Rawl is a third generation family farm
which has grown to become a grower/shipper/processor, specializing
in year round bulk and value-added leafy greens and vegetables in
the Rawl®, Nature's Greens®, Palmetto
Gardens® and Versatile Veggies® brands. In 2015, the company will
celebrate its 90th anniversary.