People in the News
November 9, 2017
• Fresno businessman takes a top leadership post
• Raisins get a new leader
• And more....
• Jared Martin,
a Central Valley real estate broker and one of the owners of a real estate franchise – Keller Williams Westland Realty in Fresno -- has been elected to the post of president-elect of the California Association of Realtors.
Mr. Martin previously served two terms as CAR treasurer. As a third-generation Realtor, he has worked with his family's real estate business for the past 15 years.
Mr. Martin was president of the Fresno Association of Realtors in 2009, served on its executive committee in 2008-2009 and 2014-2015, and was its treasurer in 2014 and 2015. At the state level, he has served on numerous committees for CAR.
Also active with the National Association of Realtors, Mr. Martin served on NAR's Commercial Leadership Forum, Commercial, Research, and Commercial Economic Issues and Trends committees.
• William Robertson is the new chief financial officer of Central Valley Builders Supply, which is based in Napa.
Mr. Robertson succeeds David Templeton, who is retiring.
Mr. Robertson has worked at the chief financial officer of Orchard Supply Hardware. His duties included helping ,manage OSH’s spinoff from Sears to return to being an independent company.
He has also been CFO at Spectralink, which makes wireless equipment.
• Harry Overly,who has spent his entire career in the food industry, has been named president and chief executive officer of Kingsburg-based Sun-Maid Growers of California, a grower-owned coop that says it is the world’s largest raisin and dried fruit processor in the world.
Mr. Overly joins from a position as CEO for North America of Deoleo, which is a unit of Grupo SOS, which claims to be the largest olive oil company in the world.
Prior to olive oil, Mr. Overly was chief customer officer ofTreeHouse Foods Inc., which he joined in 2010 from BestSweet Inc., where he was a vice president.
He route through the aisles of the foot industry began in 1999 with Kraft Foods.