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Golden Sun Marketing Expands Team to Support Growing Business

BY: Jen Velasquez | DATE: June 30, 2016

Minnetrista, M.N. - June 2016- Golden Sun Marketing is excited to announce the expansion of its team by welcoming Thomas Thompson as vice president of business development to support its growing business. Thompson has a wealth of experience in the produce industry and is based out of Minneapolis, Minn.

Thompson brings over 14 years of experience in the fresh produce industry to his position at Golden Sun Marketing. He began his career at C.H Robinson Worldwide where he managed a team that served as a resource for the Robinson Fresh network of branches and acquired grower/shippers to support category management, business development, and key retail account strategy. Thompson then continued on to Target Corporation where he helped manage the launch of Target's first perishable food distribution center, along with all vendor- and process- related planning.  His most recent position was at J&J Distributing as the vice president of strategy and business partnerships where he helped launch many new products and supply chain programs.

"Tom brings a very broad background in fresh produce which includes logistics, business development and category management," states Don Goodwin, president of Golden Sun Marketing. ""His expertise will allow us to provide deeper value to our existing clients as well as grow our client base."  

Effective immediately Thompson will analyze clients across the board and look for ways to grow sales and margin while also assuming a business development role. For his part, Thompson expresses enthusiasm for his new role at Golden Sun Marketing and the opportunities that await him.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to work with such talented and energetic people, who are committed to our clients' success," said Thompson. "What drew me to Golden Sun Marketing was its reputation for delivering creative solutions and strategic thought leadership across the fresh produce supply chain, from seed breeders to consumers and all steps in between.  I look forward to supporting our clients address the challenges before them and driving even more fresh produce consumption."

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