April 9, 2024

Georgia onion grower names new sales manager

Georgia Vidalia onion grower G&R Farms has added an industry veteran as its new sales manager. Rawls Neville began his new position April 1.

Neville has served as an operations manager at Four Corners Farms and Van Solkema Produce, according to a news release. In 2022, he purchased Van Solkema’s Georgia facility and partnered in an onion and watermelon growing operation with Hilliard Farms.

Rawls Neville is G&R Farms’ new sales manager. Photo courtesy of G&R Farms.

“It’s always a blessing to work with committed industry professionals who understand our business and are equally passionate about quality and service,” Steven Shuman, G&R Farms general manager, said in the release. “Rawls’ attention to detail and his knowledge of all facets of the supply chain from growing to operations, as well as the responsibility of the sales relationship, make him a valuable addition to our team.”

Neville has worked with G&R Farms since 2015 in storage and packing in his previous roles.

“I’m lucky that I was able to get to know G&R as a company over the last nine years and learn about their people and their culture,” Neville said in the release. “They are a great group of individuals and they excel at whatever they do. … It made it easy to say yes when they asked me to come work for them.”

G&R Farms is a third-generation family farm. Begun in 1945, the organization has more than 5,000 acres growing several crops with a main focus on sweet onions.

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