Our People


Christie Sommers

V.P. of Account Services

208.552.4522 Email
Kristy Sommers

Key Accounts Manager

208.552.4526 Email
Jessica Burtenshaw

Admin Assitant

208.552.4542 Email
Karla Manzur

Admin Assitant

208.552.4517 Email

Sourcing/Quality Assurance

Mike Anderson

V.P. of International Procurement

208.552.4541 Email
Richard Connelly

Sr. Procurement Manager, Onions

208.552.4533 Email
Carla Killian

Procurement /
Food Safety Manager

208.552.4512 Email


Blanca Rico

Accounts Payable Manager

Brittany TeNgaio

Accounts Receivable Manager



David O. Kingston

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Kingston

Director of Public Relations

Ryan Cheney


Our Philosophy

Kingston has its roots in rich, volcanic soils of Southeast Idaho where it began in the harvesting and distribution of the Famous Idaho® Potatoes over thirty years ago. From the beginning, owner and CEO Dave Kingston has placed honesty and commitment at the very foundation of the business. Since that time, Kingston has grown both in and outside the produce industry into a diversified and growing array of businesses. Although the size and magnitude has grown, the fundamental concepts of honesty, integrity, and tenacity has served Kingston well. Today, the Company manages the vertically-integrated supply of a growing number of product lines, such as onions, vegetables, mangoes, broccoli, lettuce pineapple, and many more. Large or small, Kingston’s passion for quality food and customer service stand as hallmarks in the fresh produce industry.

Another basic ingredient of the culture at Kingston is teamwork and strong partnerships. From the farmer planting the seed to the customer enjoying the product, Kingston employees focus on developing lasting relationships along each link in the foodservice chain. Our mission is to build business together and maintain a relentless focus on pleasing our customers. After all, unless it is a ‘win-win’ partnership, it is destined to be short-lived!

When you choose Kingston as your foodservice supplier, your choice extends far beyond the very finest products. It includes a choice of values like honesty and integrity as well as a promise of exceptional service along the way. Choose Kingston and experience both our award-winning team of dedicated professionals and excellent fresh produce programs. Combined, you will see why Kingston has continued to grow and evolve as a leader in the food industry for nearly 40 years.

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