About Thomas Foods International
Established in 1988, Thomas Foods International has grown to become one of Australia’s largest food processing companies. With revenue of more than $1.5 billion, Thomas Foods International has a strong Australian domestic presence and now exports to over 80 countries around the world, around the clock. Thomas Foods International entered the Fresh Produce sector with an acquisition that specialises in the growing, packing and distribution of potatoes – with operations in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
As Thomas Foods Fresh Produce continues to grow and take on new challenges, the company will never lose sight of its heritage.
Our strong family values still form our business foundations.
Thomas Foods Fresh Produce Vision
Our vision is simple.
To be Australia’s leading provider of retail fresh produce.
Thomas Foods foresees an exciting future for its Fresh Produce division, and are developing this side of the business in Australia by expanding potato growing operations and distribution, along with an increased marketing focus on the unique varieties oﬀerred to consumers.
Across all Thomas Foods International company sectors the ‘Thomas Farms’, brand name continues to go from strength-to-strength playing a lead role on our consumer packaged products.
Thomas Foods International Fresh Produce is led by an experienced Senior management team with decades of combined experience in the potato and horticulture industry.
Dave Williams – Chief Operating Officer
Tom Davies – Chief Financial Officer
Gianni Lastella – Sales Manager
Rob Kent – Export Sales Manager
Gary O’Neill – General Manager Farms
Adam Peterson – Quality Assurance Manager
Simon Robb – Farm Operations Manager
Carmelo Graziano – Production and Operations Manager
Paula McPhee – Human Resources Manager
Kirsty Stewart – Work Health and Safety Manager
As a senior team we have partnered with International plant breeders to secure exclusive rights on varieties whilst delivering industry best practice farming techniques. We believe a robust genetic pipeline is the key to the company’s future in the fresh produce industry.
Thomas Foods International Fresh Produce is a member of Ausveg and PMA. Our CEO Rod Knight is also a board member of Potatoes South Australia.