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California Olive Ranch, Inc.

Founded in 1998, California Olive Ranch® is America’s largest grower and processor of olive oil — doing with California grown extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) what California wines did in the 1970’s in the wine industry.

Headquartered in Oroville, CA near the Sierra Nevada foothills, California Olive Ranch pioneered a relatively new, innovative farming method from Spain called "Super High Density Planting.” Using this system, over a million Spanish and Greek varietal olive trees grow in hedge rows 570-670 trees per acre vs. traditional plantings of 100-150 trees per acre. High speed harvesting machines are used to rapidly pick the fruit in minutes what traditionally takes hours or days to do by hand then deliver it to our state-of-the art milling facilities. California Olive Ranch operates two state of the art milling facilities. The first is located on 733 acres in Oroville, CA. The second is located on 1,700 acres in Artois, CA. We also operate a large orchard which is located on 2,200 acres in Corning, CA. All of our facilities are designed to produce an abundant supply of fresh, flavorful, aromatic EVOO. We also process fruit for more than 4,000 additional contracted acres. California Olive Ranch’s 100% California grown EVOOs continually win medals in international competitions, including Best of Class honors, against some of the world’s best oils at such renowned competitions as the LA County Fair and International Olive Oil Competition.

Address2675 Lone Tree Road
Oroville, California, 95965
United States
CountyButte
Phone Number(916) 239-2999
Fax Number(530) 846-8003
E-mail Addresscustserv@cal-olive.com
Website Addresshttp://www.californiaoliveranch.com
First Year in Business1998

  • Grower and/or Producer
    We grow olive trees

    Koroneiki, Arbequina, Arbosana
    We produce olive oil

    California Olive Ranch operates two state of the art milling facilities. The first is located on 733 acres in Oroville, CA. The second is located on 1,700 acres in Artois, CA. We also have a large orchard located on 2,200 acres in Corning, CA. Our facilities are designed to produce an abundant supply of fresh, flavorful, aromatic EVOO. We also process fruit for more than 4,000 additional contracted acres.

  • Name Gregg Kelley
    Title President & CEO
    E-mail custserv@cal-olive.com
    Telephone (916) 239-2999
    Gregg Kelley joined California Olive Ranch (COR) in 2006 as its chief financial officer and was promoted to his current position in November 2007. During his tenure, Kelley has led the company’s rapid expansion from a single ranch-and-mill operation to an entity that manages more than 8,000 acres of super high density (SHD) olive orchards and a burgeoning milling capacity. Under his leadership, COR has grown to produce over 40% of California’s certified extra virgin olive oil and to lead the world in the use of SHD cultivation and mechanized harvesting of olives. Prior to his arrival at COR, he served as chief financial officer for high-growth public and privately-held Silicon Valley manufacturing and service-based businesses. His extensive experience includes work at IBM, Silicon Storage, Beyond Corp. and Zing Network. He has closed more than $300 million in public and private equity financings, established debt financings totaling more than $100 million, and completed worldwide acquisitions valued at more than $200 million. A graduate from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a B.S. in business administration, Kelley serves on the board of the California Olive Oil Council and the advisory board at the UC Davis Olive Center.
  • Name Claude Weiller
    Title Vice President, Sales & Marketing
    E-mail cweiller@cal-olive.com
    Telephone (510) 304-4737
    Claude Weiller joined California Olive Ranch (COR) in 2008, adding significant marketing and sales management experience and success in launching and growing brands in the consumer products industry. He has developed and expedited a rapid growth in sales and repositioned the company’s two largest business units for continued sustained and profitable growth. Weiller is responsible for the development and implementation of sales and marketing strategies for both the company’s U.S. and international businesses. He applies his expertise to growing the company’s branded, club, bulk, private label, and food service units. In addition, Weiller also directs consumer and customer communications as well as public relations. Before joining COR, Weiller co-founded and led two consumer packaged goods services companies, held sales and marketing positions at Procter & Gamble and Clorox, and served in senior leadership positions within the e-commerce sector. Weiller’s classic consumer products sales and marketing background, coupled with extensive experience growing young companies, make him particularly well suited for this innovative and fast-growing company. Weiller graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis with a B.S. in mathematics.
  • Name Adam Englehardt
    Title Vice President of Orchard Services
    E-mail aenglehardt@cal-olive.com
    Telephone (530) 990-8235
    Adam Englehardt joined California Olive Ranch (COR) in May of 2008 to serve as director of orchard services. He was promoted to Vice President of Orchard Operations in January of 2010. His department manages the operation of several thousand acres of company-owned orchards and the orchards under contract through fruit supply agreements with partner growers. Englehardt is a fifth-generation California farmer and rancher who grew up in the Livermore Valley, closely involved in family farming activities. Throughout his career he monitored and practiced agricultural innovation, with particular interest in the super high density (SHD) techniques that COR pioneered in California in the late 1990s. This background has given him an affinity for the combination of leading-edge technology and concern for traditional high quality that characterizes COR and its products. Englehardt graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in agricultural business.