Bakersfield, California, USA, October 3, 2018 – Sunridge Nurseries, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Burnes as their new President.
Rick Burnes received his B.A. from California State University, Bakersfield and was most recently named General Manager of Bolthouse Farms, COO of Agricultural Capital, and preceding President of Wonderful Nurseries. He brings over 25 years of experience to the company and has spent his professional career working with some of the leading local agricultural companies in Kern County.
Sunridge Nurseries, Inc. founder, Glen Stoller, says “We are very confident in Rick’s ability to convey his leadership skills to manage and grow inspiring teams as we continue to accelerate growth. Rick has an impressive record of motivating good people and a history of effective strategic planning. His wealth of experience in agricultural business management will be a great asset to our rapidly expanding business.” Glen Stoller will transition to serve as an advisor to Burnes on key strategic initiatives.
Rick says “I am excited and honored to take on this role and become part of the Sunridge family and have always been impressed with Glen and the Sunridge team that have pioneered what is today’s vine nursery business. I look forward to leveraging my agricultural business knowledge with the organization’s rich heritage within the industry.”
Rick Burnes began with the company as of September 27th 2018.
ABOUT SUNRIDGE NURSERIES – Sunridge Nurseries, Inc. is headquartered in Bakersfield, California and its distinct business is the propagation and grafting of grape nursery stock. A well-respected industry leader as North America’s largest exclusively grapevine nursery. Their wine and table grape varieties are planted worldwide. Sunridge Nurseries was founded in 1977 by Glen and Terrie Stoller and has remained a family owned corporation.