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Costa chosen by The Packer: Profiles in Leadership
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Over the years Costa has grown as a company and as a family. It is where we come every day to support our families and share in each other's accomplishments and challenges. Together we strive to make Costa a great place to work.

"I know a lot of people say that the success of a company is a result of its people… but I really mean it. It has been employee dedication and passion for excellence that has made Costa the company it is today." - Manny Costa

Manny Costa
President and CEO since 1981

As an industry leader, Manny has worked side by side with many foodservice professionals and organizations to continually raise the standards of the produce industry and foodservice distribution.

  • 2004 New England Food Service - NEFS Conference Chairman
  • MRA Board of Directors
  • Advisory Board Member - Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
  • Boston University Alumnus
  • Mass Restaurant Association, Chairman, Associate Board
  • Produce Marketing Association Main Board of Directors 2001-2
  • PMA Food Service Board 2000-2
  • NRA Hall of Fame Recipient 2001
  • ID Magazine Innovator of the Year 2000
  • Past Chairman of the Board - International Fresh-cut Produce Association
  • ID Magazine Advisory Board
  • A founder and past Chairman of Pro*Act - a national produce purchasing cooperative located in Monterey, California.

Brad Woodgate
Company Vice President

Brad joined Costa in 1980 as a sales representative. He quickly progressed through the Costa organization becoming General Manager and in 1996 he was named Company Vice President.

Kevin Linnehan
Chief Financial Officer

Kevin joined the Costa family in July 1999 as the Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the financial, legal and insurance aspects of the company and oversees Accounting, MIS, Payroll and Human Resources.

Barry Milanese
Director of Sales & Marketing

Barry Joined Costa in 1991. As Sales and Marketing director he oversees the sales and marketing efforts of the our four highly specialized sales divisions.

Costa Fruit & Produce - 18 Bunker Hill Industrial Park - Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 241-8007 Fax: (617) 241-8718