|Alan is a food marketing and product development consultant with a focus on green approaches to business. From 2003 through 2009, Alan was VP of Sales and Marketing, Business Development for the first successful Super High Density orchard in California, California Olive Ranch. He is a past board member and past President of California Olive Oil Council. In 2010 Alan was the honoree of the Pioneer Award for California olive oil industry leadership. Prior to Alan’s immersion in the olive oil industry, he spent over 17 years in marketing and sales management roles at Blue Diamond Growers, the world’s largest almond processor and marketer. Alan has lead business teams in all channels of food production, marketing, and sales - from specialty food catalogs and food service to commodity food ingredients. Alan has a BS degree in Consumer Behavior from UC Davis.