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May MVP Highlights: Anthony Gallino

May MVP Highlights: Anthony Gallino

A name like Anthony Gallino’s is synonymous with berries and sales prowess. When all three unite, you get a powerhouse produce competitor like that of Oxnard, California-based Bobalu. As an industry member passionate about and invested in how berries arrive in the consumer basket, you know that this industry vet does not just work in produce, he lives it.

Anthony Gallino

Vice President of Sales, Bobalu

Time at Bobalu: 2.5 Years


What Your Role Is Really Like

“I am utilizing my 28 years in the industry to help mentor our team here at Bobalu and provide the leadership to build the company into an industry leader in the berry category. We have an incredible leadership team in place to take us from just a grower to a fully sustainable and vertically integrated grower, shipper, and processor.”

Surprise Us

“I consider myself a coach as well as an industry member. The two complement each other greatly. I enjoy coaching and building teams. This has been a passion I learned from my dad and have found great pride in over the years—from coaching high school sports to cyclists aiming to compete at the pro level, and now serving on the Board for First Tee of Monterey County, which is a youth development organization. Throughout it all, I try to keep things simple and enjoyable and to make sure people laugh.”

How Sales Becomes A Life Lesson

“One of the great things about the ag industry is that every day is different, and the ebb and flow of fresh produce always has the ability to put a smile on your face. This mindset is something present not just in my industry work, but in how I live my life. I love seeing that smile on the consumer’s face when they purchase our product.”

A Mentor Mentored: Those Who Have Shaped Anthony 

His parents, Ron and Janine Gallino

Don Montgomery -

Junior College Football Coach

The late Pat Riordan -

Partner, California Giant Berry Farms

Steve John -

Chief Executive Officer, Monterey Peninsula Foundation

Words of Wisdom for the Next Generation

“Be patient, ask as many questions as you can, and don’t be afraid to work every day. Ag isn’t a job—it’s a lifestyle, and you need to adapt your life to it. If you want a 9–5 job, don’t get into ag!”