Farmer Bros. Co. Promotes Thomas Mortensen Senior Vice President Of Route Sales

Farmer Bros. Co. promoted Thomas Mortensen to the executive position of senior vice president of route sales, where he will oversee the company's entire route-sales.

Mortensen has over 33 years of service with Farmer Brothers, including his service in the past three years as the company's vice president of sales (West). In that capacity, Mortensen oversaw the sales operations of 74 sales branches in 16 states in the western U.S. Prior to that, he served as the national sales manager for three years. Mortensen will report directly to Michael Keown, president and chief executive officer.

"We are extremely pleased to promote Tom to oversee our national route sales organization. Tom is an extraordinary leader and embodies Farmer Brothers' passion for service and dedication to each of our customers. I am looking forward to his leadership of the route sales organization, which is the backbone of the Company," said Keown in a prepared statement.

"This is an exciting time to work at Farmer Brothers," Mortensen said. "As we enter our second 100 years in business, I look forward to a promising future and am committed to delivering our customers exceptional service and the highest quality products."

The board of directors also announced the appointment of Keown as a class I director.