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Douglas R. Circle

Douglas has more than 30 years of experience in various sectors of agriculture, processed foods, finance, real estate, packaging, purchasing, personnel recruitment, and sourcing of overseas products. He is currently the President and CEO of Circle Vision, LLC, an investment vehicle for managing his ongoing business enterprises. He is also the owner and Managing Director of Sierra Madre Vineyard, a major grower of fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine grapes in Northern Santa Barbara County, as well as the owner and Managing Director of Pinnacle Vineyards, LLC, concentrating on Bordeaux and Rhone varietals in San Benito County, California. Douglas is well-known in the strawberry industry for building Sunrise Growers, Inc. and Frozsun Foods, Inc. into major players with more than $300 million in annual sales. Under his leadership, Frozsun Foods, Inc. was the largest processor of frozen strawberries in the United States. Douglas is active in serving his community, having been an instrumental fundraiser for charitable causes, including his church, for the past 30 years. He and his wife, Jan, are lifetime residents of Orange County, California and presently reside in Corona del Mar. Their daughter and two sons are also active in the business community in Southern California.