The 'Four Brothers' of Fowler Packing, from left: Philip, Randy, Ken, and Dennis is seated. Photo contributed
Written by The Business Journal Staff
After more than 40 years of leadership, Dennis, Ken, Randy and Philip Parnagian have stepped down from their executive roles at Fowler Packing Co., and the board has appointed Justin Parnagian as CEO and Leland Parnagian as president, in addition to several other executive appointments.
This leadership marks a new chapter for Fowler Packing as the third generation of the Parnagian family now guides the day-to-day operations of the company. Known as “The Four Brothers,” Dennis, Ken, Randy and Philip joined the business operations in the early 1970s, under the leadership of their father, Sam Parnagian, a World War II veteran and pioneer in the fresh fruit industry. After the passing of Sam Parnagian in 1980, the second generation took over.
“We are humbled by the board’s appointment and look forward to building on the legacy of excellence that spans more than 60 years,” said Justin Parnagian, CEO. “The four brothers have worked tirelessly to bring Fowler Packaging to where it is today.”
“Fowler Packing is more than just a company we work at,” Dennis Parnagian, former president and CEO said. “We are proud to have built a company that puts the customer’s, grower’s and employee’s best interests first. It is in the spirit of carrying on that tradition that we are pleased to make these leadership appointments.”
Justin Parnagian most recently served as vice president of sales, while Leland Parnagian most recently served as vice president of real estate.
Dennis, Ken, Randy and Philip Parnagian will continue in their new roles as members of the board of directors, joined by the newest board member Jim Bates.