Stephen F. Patricio - President & CEO


SteveStephen entered the produce industry after graduating from the University of Santa Clara with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He was California certified as a public accountant (CPA) in 1976 and until 1992, served as the Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of Tri Produce in the central San Joaquin Valley. Since 1993, Stephen has served as President and CEO of Westside Produce.


Stephen is an alumnus of the California Agricultural Leadership Program (Class XIX), serves on the Western Growers Board of Directors (Chairman 2007), the California Melon Research Board, the California Cantaloupe Advisory Board, the Center for Produce Safety Advisory Board, and Monsanto's Agricultural Strategic Planning Board.