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founded in 1980 by David and Christine Long, Hilltop Ranch has a long standing tradition of excellence in grower relations and customer service.

Today, Hilltop Ranch is one of the largest privately owned processors of almonds, handling about 30,000 tons annually and shipping to buyers in over 70 countries. With certification by the British Retail Consortium, customers can be assured that Hilltop Ranch complies with global standards for food safety.

The Hilltop Team:

Parwinder Samran

President
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Parwinder Samran

President

Raj Samran

Chief Operating Officer
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Raj Samran

Chief Operating Officer

Taj Samran

VP & Grower Representative
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Taj Samran

VP & Grower Representative

Christine Long

Board Member
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Christine Long

Board Member

Christine is the co-founder of Hilltop Ranch. She plays a critical role in making sure the company runs smoothly and efficiently as a board member.  In February 2008, Christine was selected to serve as Chairwoman of the Almond Board of California.

Dexter Long

VP & General Manager
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Dexter Long

VP & General Manager

Dexter’s lifelong involvement with Hilltop Ranch began as a young man sweeping floors when he was a student. By 1998, he was managing both the Huller/Sheller Plant and the Sorting Plant. In 2003, Dexter became Vice President of Operations. In 2010, he was named Vice President and General Manager of Hilltop Ranch, and in February 2012, he was elected to a three-year seat on the Almond Board of California.

Adam Reed

Grower Representative Manager
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Adam Reed

Grower Representative Manager

Like many members of the Hilltop family, Adam was born and raised in the Central Valley with an agricultural background, specifically in the almond industry. Growing up, Adam’s family farmed almonds and also owned a packing and huller company until 1996. Adam ran his own business for 15 years prior to joining Hilltop Ranch.

John Eisenhut

Grower Relations Representative
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John Eisenhut

Grower Relations Representative

University degrees in Ag Management and Economics from UC Santa Barbara, and a career serving grower interests – John coordinates supply-side activities.

Bryan Arakelian

Grower Relations Representative
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Bryan Arakelian

Grower Relations Representative

Terrance Truax

Grower Relations Representative
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Terrance Truax

Grower Relations Representative

Zack O’Crowley

Plant Manager
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Zack O’Crowley

Plant Manager

Amanda Wiren

Quality Manager
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Amanda Wiren

Quality Manager

Jeff Hamilton

Grower Relations Representative
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Jeff Hamilton

Grower Relations Representative

California produces 70% of the world’s almonds, and Hilltop Ranch, Inc. is one of it’s fastest growing almond processors – numbered among a very few dynamic handlers who together ship 75% of the California almond crop.