Kevin Andrew
Illume Ag, Chief Farming Officer

Kevin Andrew is Chief farming officer for Vanguard International, LLC, based in Washington and he is also managing partner of International Grape Management in Bakersfield, California. 

Kevin began his career with Superior Farming Company in 1984 which later became Sun World International, LLC.  He served a COO at Sun World until 2011.  He also held senior positions at Columbine Vineyards and JP Dulcich and Sons.

Kevin attended Fresno State University on a basketball scholarship and received his Bachelor of Science degree in viticulture.  He is a 1989 graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.

Kevin is past chairman of the board for the California Association of Wine Grape Growers, a founding member of the South San Joaquin Grape Growers Association, and past chairman of the Wine Grape Inspection Advisory Committee.  He is a member of the executive committee of the Agricultural Energy Consumers Association (AECA), and a Governor’s appointee to chair the statewide task force to combat the Glassy Winged Sharpshooter and Pierce’s Disease.  He is also a member of the UC President’s Advisory Commission on Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Kevin serves as president of the board for the North Kern Water Storage District, and is the current board chair for Mercy Hospitals in Bakersfield.

Kevin was elected to the board in 1999, and served as chairman in 2009.