Growing Together Since 1982
What started in 1982 as a simple family-owned business packing and distributing avocados out of a modest facility in Fallbrook, California has been cultivated into a highly respected world leader in the produce industry. Through strong relationships with local growers, West Pak founders Galen Newhouse and Randy Shoup purchased fruit from California farmers and supplied top quality product to regional customers. They built a solid reputation on a handshake and by delivering on their promise – every time.
Choosing to become part of West Pak means you are eager and passionate about one of nature’s most delectable fruits – the avocado. But it doesn’t stop there. As one of the world’s largest suppliers of avocados, we not only invest in our business, but we invest in our people; from the ground up. We are rooted in creating quality experiences and new connections, where together our teams inspire to respect, support and root for each other, and watch each other grow!
“Our founders started the company 35 years ago by buying produce from growers and selling top quality products to regional customers. They built West Pak into a successful operation on the foundation of trust, integrity, and delivering on their promises. Today, these strong values are the cornerstone of our business and how we treat others. They are also our motivation for giving back to the community, by sharing good for the sake of the greater good. As our company continues to grow and prosper, we will maintain and strengthen the core values of our organization to ensure the lasting legacy started by our founders. We are West Pak Avocado, a family company deeply rooted in our core values, culture & community!” – Mario Pacheco
As the company grows and our avocado family continues to expand, our promise to maintain and strengthen our core values will always remain true.
It is the mission of Human Resources to support the total operation in meeting its goals through its most valuable resource – its PEOPLE. We will provide services that promote a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment of staff, open communications, personal accountability, trust, and mutual respect. We are strategic partners in building West Pak’s business by maximizing the value of human capital and aligning it with company initiatives, values, strategies, and the needs of all stakeholders while maintaining a balance between professionalism and the ability to have fun!
Through the spirit, heart, and dedication of our people, our West Pak organization thrives.
Upholding our values, as well as being genuine and trustworthy are the key factors that we seek in the employees who stand with the West Pak brand.
We are a family company, deeply rooted in our innovation, education, culture, and community – this has been the stance of our reputation since 1982.
Our legacy is built upon the foundation of trust, integrity, and delivering on our promise, which proves our dedication and commitment through & through.
Our strong values and how we treat others are the cornerstones of our business. Through this, we can grow our brand and our knowledge, while being a driving force in the avocado industry.
The objective of our leadership trainings is to provide our teams with the skills needed to achieve their full leadership potential, which will in turn, help the company reach its goals.
The Emerging Leaders Training program includes the following topics:
The Leadership Exploration and Development Training includes the following topics:
Meet some of our (awesome) Avo Experts
At West Pak, our employees offer their own avocado passion & expertise.
West pak really appreciates their employees, I have never been at a more welcoming and family oriented company, plus we always get free avocados on Fridays!!
Good company to work for, family owned and family atmosphere. A lot of employee activities. Cons? Some, but they're the same things that happen at other companies.
West Pak has a healthy and positive work environment with great management in all of the departments. This company genuinely values and cares about each and every employee. Everyone is always happy and motived to be here. You'll learn something new every day and there are always opportunities for growth. West Pak is a really exciting and inspiring company to be a part of.
Great company to be a part of if you are a hard worker, great communicator, dependable, and customer service minded. If not, you will not succeed here.
I've never experienced the level of care and appreciation that I have from the Owners/CEO of West Pak Avocado. I'm so happy to be part of this great family company, and am happy to have found my new "home" here.
“Great place to work at. The two owners are awesome. It will be a sad day when they retire. Very flexible work schedule. Many changes coming. Many activities.”
Amazing people and management. Family owned company. Fun place to work at. They always have events for special holidays and other occasions. Overall, best company I have worked for.
Great experience in a very high-paced volatile market. The people create a day-to-day, family-type work environment. Seasonality, supply chain flexibility, and just in time demand all create a challenging opportunity.
At West Pak, we believe in making a difference with our employees through culture & supporting others throughout our local communities. Through our programs like West Pak Cares, our employees volunteer their time to help organize events and provide different ways to incorporate community outreach, health, and wellness into West Pak employees’ lives. Will you join our Avocado Family?
At West Pak, we are dedicated to our employees, year-round! From Murrieta to Michoacán, there is much to be celebrated annually. Our human resources department hosts monthly events focused around holidays, seasons, birthdays, and so much more. At West Pak, there is always a reason to embrace the day.
At West Pak, part of our community efforts are organized by our thoughtful team! The West Pak Cares Committee is a group of employees volunteering their time to help organize events and provide different ways to integrate health & wellness into employees lives as well as incorporate community outreach. Here’s a look at all the ways West Pak gives back!
Safety for employees, vendors and guests is paramount at West Pak. Our policy is to provide a safe work environment for all our employees and to continually strive to reduce work-related accidents and injuries. Through our safety programs, our goal is to enhance safety consciousness of all employees.
Some of our programs include:
Occupational and Safety Hazard Association (OSHA) standards are applied at all facilities.
West Pak will continue to be a family company, built on the foundation of strong ethics and a real sense of family, which is something that carries through from our team to our growers, distributors and customers alike.
– Galen Newhouse, Co-Founder