About Us

With over 30 years of industry experience, CCC is the largest commercial cooling operation on the West Coast. CCC employs state-of-the-art pre-cooling technology with the goal to implement and monitor rigorous quality control procedures and food safety standards to provide its customers with superior produce cooling solutions.

Who We Are

Central Coast Cooling, LLC (CCC) is a full-service produce pre-cooling and cold storage business.

At Central Coast Cooling (CCC), we continue to refine and improve cooling processes and systems, leading the industry and supporting our customers in providing the best produce cooling solutions. Whether your needs are seasonal or long-term, you can count on CCC to give you the stellar, solution-oriented service you deserve.

CCC

Core Values

Our Vision

We will be recognized as the industry leader and most trusted brand in produce pre-cooling and cold storage.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the single-source solution for produce cooling, and produce handling to grower shippers nationwide.

Our Values

We will achieve our mission and vision with passion for excellence, honesty, ethical behavior and uncompromising integrity.

Our History

Cooling Solutions

Founded in 1984, Central Coast Cooling, LLC (CCC) was located on the 28-acre campus at Growers Ice Company (GIC) in Salinas, California (although owned by a separate entity). They provided full-service cooling solutions to a large customer base in the agriculture industry.

Acquisition

In 2014, Growers Ice Company acquired CCC and they continued serving their customers as the single source provider for produce cooling and logistics needs.

Ownership

Through a strategic tax-free reorganization on January 15, 2018, GIC transferred its ownership of Central Coast Cooling, LLC to Post Harvest Technologies, Inc. (PHT).
PHT, Inc., the parent company of CCC, operates as a management, investment and consulting company specializing in the Post-Harvest Agriculture Industry.

PHT Senior Management

Jim White, PhD

Jim White, PhD

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jim White is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Post Harvest Technologies, Inc. and Growers Ice Company, Inc., Founder and CEO of PHT Opportunity Fund LP, and Founder and President of JL White International, LLC.

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He is the author of several acclaimed books—most recently, and Broken America: Ten Guidingn Principles to Restore America and Opportunity Investing: How to Revitalize Urban and Rural Communities with Opportunity Funds. He is also author of the best-seller What’s My Purpose? A Jouney of Personal and Professional Growth, which has been lauded by such industry leaders as Steven M.R. Covey and Jack Canfield. Dr. White holds a B.S. in civil engineering, an MBA, and a doctorate in psychology and organizational behavior.
Jim is also the founder of the customized yearlong, leadership and management transformation process, The Circle of Success; Jim White’s Classic Movie Series; and The Red Carpet Tour.

These innovative events have attracted more than 100,000 participants worldwide, including Fortune 500 CEOs, management teams, entrepreneurs, governments, and trade associations.

Dr. White achieved international recognition as CEO of Blount World Trade Corporation, owner and Managing Director of ACEC Centrifugal Pumps NV, Belgium, and as Vice President and Division Manager of Ingersoll Rand Equipment Corporation. Throughout his career, he has bought, expanded, and sold 23 companies, operating in 44 countries. Jim acquires struggling businesses to revive and develop them into profitable enterprises using his business turnaround strategy. To date, Jim has generated more than $1.8 billion in revenue.

Nick Stoll

Nick Stoll

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Nick Stoll is the Chief Administrative Officer of Post Harvest Technologies (PHT). He oversees the financial and business operations that support our business strategy, and is responsible for finance, controllership and corporate development and strategy, in addition to creating goals, policies, and procedures for efficiency and compliance.

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For the last 18 years, Nick was the Controller for various businesses including Growers Ice Company (affiliate of PHT), New Leaf Community Markets (Division of New Seasons), Prescience International (acquired by Johnson and Johnson), and Multigig, Inc (acquired by Analog Devices).

In the first 11 years of his career Nick lived and led businesses in Spain. He holds a Masters in Finance and a Masters in Management of Technology from Golden Gate University, and he received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis. Nick played football and rugby at UC Davis, currently referees Junior College football, and regularly travels to Europe to visit his grown children.

Rick Russo

Rick Russo

PRESIDENT

Rick brings a strong leadership background within the fresh produce space, in both sales and marketing as well as project management,” said Dr. Jim White, Chairman and CEO of Post Harvest Technologies.

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Prior to joining Central Coast Cooling, Russo served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Church Brothers Farms and before that as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mann Packing Company. His 35 years of experience within the fresh produce industry has afforded him skills in strategic business development, new product development, data analytics, forecasting, team building, and financial management.

Rick has a track record of being results driven and maintaining a focus on the development of differentiation and competitive advantage.

Contact Us

For more information or to set up a consultation with our CCC team, please contact us below via phone or email.

General Manager

Tel.: (831) 422-4765

Administration

Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable

Tel.: (831) 422-6345

Human Resources & Safety

Tel.: (831) 422-5608

PO Box 1170

Salinas, CA 93902

Salinas Offices

CCC 1

1069 Growers Street

Salinas, CA 93901

Tel.: (831) 422-7265

CCC 2

1166 Growers Street

Salinas, CA 93901

Tel.: (831) 755-0134

CCC 4

1080 Growers Street

Salinas, CA 93901

Tel.: (831) 424-6440