About Thomas Foods International

Established in 1988, Thomas Foods International  has grown to become one of Australia’s largest food  processing companies. With revenue well in excess  of $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 specializes  in the growing, packing and distribution of potatoes – with operations in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

As TFI continues to grow and take on new challenges,  the company will never lose site of its heritage.

The business still operates with strong family values.

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.

Rod KnightChief Executive Officer
Andrew LamontSales Manager
Gianni Lastella – Sales Manager
Rob KentExport Sales Manager
Gary O’Neill – General Manager Farms
Adam Peterson – Quality Assurance Manager
Simon RobbFarm Operations Manager
Carmelo GrazianoProduction and Operations Manager
Bob MitchardFinancial Controller
Paula McPheeHuman Resources Manager
George KorniotakisWork 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.

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