SALINAS, Calif. – Ted Mills has joined RDO Equipment Co. as general manager of the Salinas and Watsonville locations. Effective immediately, Mills is responsible for leadership in all areas of store operations, working with departments to ensure satisfaction of customers, and upholding the Core Values, vision, and mission of RDO Equipment Co.Ted Mills

A native of the Salinas community, Mills’ background and work experience in the agriculture industry spans more than two decades. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Agricultural Operations, N.A. for Chiquita/Fresh Express, utilizing his experience in agriculture production, sourcing, harvesting, and processing. His background also includes experience leading agricultural operations in the western U.S., including Tanimura & Antle, River Ranch Fresh Foods, Sabor Farms, and Chiquita/Fresh Express,

“Ted’s experience in row crop farming will be a tremendous asset to our region,” Ian Carey, RDO Equipment Co. Vice President of Agriculture said. “I’m eager to partner with and learn from him, as we continue to grow our business and support customers in the central coast region.”

“I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to lead the Salinas and Watsonville teams in achieving our goals,” Mills added. “I’m looking forward to tackling the challenges and sharing in the successes that lay ahead.”