Vineyard Professional Services announces new chief operating officer
–Vineyard Professional Services of Paso Robles recently announces the promotion of two employees. Linnea Norton, whose wine industry career started while attending Cal Poly and interning at VPS over ten years ago, has accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer.
VPS President Randy Heinzen stated, “Linnea excels at managing and developing vineyards, but her elevation of our operational quality and efficiency as the Viticulture Logistics Manager these past couple of years really prepared her to take on the managerial duties of our entire company”.
Filling Linnea’s previous role is Linda Jaimes, previously an Assistant Vineyard Manager. Linda, having grown up in San Miguel with family involved in the vineyard industry, came to VPS directly after graduating from Fresno State with a degree in viticulture.
For the past four years, Linda has progressed through various roles at the company and now directs the equipment and associated personnel operations on over 2,500 acres in the Central Coast. Norton said of Jaimes appointment, “Linda’s fastidiousness and ability to forecast operations weeks in advance makes her an ideal manager of our equipment and logistics operations”.