The Nunes Company, Inc., founded in 1976 by Tom’s grandfather, Thomas (T3), and great uncle, Robert Nunes, is a private, family-owned, vertically integrated grower/shipper and marketer of “Foxy” brand vegetables. The company began operations with 1,200 acres of iceberg lettuce in the Salinas Valley, and today the company has grown into one of the premier grower-shippers with over 22,000 acres in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Commodities include over 40 different conventional items and 35 different organic items.
Tom graduated from Cornell University in 1999, and was a 4-year letterman as well as a 1998 Gazette 2nd team All-American at strong safety for the Big Red Football Team. Upon graduation, he moved to Arizona and began the process of working his way up through the company, spending time in sales, production, and harvesting. He was elected President of The Nunes Co. in January 2019 and sits on the Executive Board of The Nunes Company, Inc.
Tom is a 4th generation farmer and has served on various boards, including The Grower-Shipper Association of Central California.
Tom was elected to the board in 2017.