John Drehobl Appointed President Of Georgia Nut


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Skokie, IL — John Drehobl has been named president of Georgia Nut Co., succeeding Rick Drehobl, who will remain as CEO until his retirement in the summer of 2025.

John Drehobl

John joined the company in 2008, the first from the 4th generation to join the family business. He interned with operations, quality and other key areas before transitioning into sales and marketing and has spent the past 15 years leading customer relationships, most recently as chief sales officer.

John will now spearhead the company’s strategic growth plan. In the past three years, company reports it has invested more than $15 million in equipment s to drive efficiencies. More investment is planned in new technologies and additional scale to support continued growth.

“I’m very grateful to be the next president and carry on the legacy of those before me. Creating long lasting partnerships have been our recipe for success and that will continue under my leadership,” notes John.

Rick Drehobl expressed his enthusiasm for the transition, stating: “I am very pleased to see John as the next leader of our family business. I have full confidence in John’s abilities to lead the company with new energy into our next 80 years of history.”