Our Company



Pacific International Marketing (Pacific) began in the late 1980’s in the Salinas Valley by partners Dave Johnson and Tom Russell. They started their business with a vision to build a company that supplied the nation with the best row crops Mother Nature could offer. And their vision was a success. Today, our produce is grown using conventional and organic practices on over 25,000 acres throughout California, Arizona and Mexico – each growing region chosen for their ideal climate and fertile soil – to ensure a year round supply of our premium produce.  


Pacific started and continues today as an employee owned company with virtually all our key sales and management personnel being owners of Pacific. We know that the success of our company and the quality of our produce comes from the hard work and dedication of our employees. That dedication can be seen in the longevity of our employees – over 20% have been with Pacific for over 20 years.


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

Pacific is proud to be part of the communities we serve. Giving back is an important part of the way we operate. We are involved with our local food banks and homeless shelters, sponsor youth sports and high schools, as well as participate in local charities and events. We believe that giving back to the community is what helps make our company grow.

Founders Dave Johnson (left) and Tom Russell (right) 

Founders Dave Johnson (left) and Tom Russell (right)