Company Founder

As FOUNDER of Heinzen MANUFACTURING International, Alan Heinzen has been at the leading edge of technical innovation in the fresh-cut industry for more than 40 years. His engineering experience and manufacturing background have enabled him to focus on designing quality equipment and processing lines with emphasis on production, maintenance and food safety.  Mr. Heinzen has managed all facets of the design, production, and installation of processing plants from the ground up, from value-added broccoli plants to complete lettuce processing lines. His experience includes working with customers such as Mann Packing, Gilroy Foods, Christopher Ranch, D'Arrigo Bros., Dixie Produce & Packaging, Fresh Express and Tanimura &  Antle.   Alan received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.