Chris J. Rufer (Vice Chairman) The Morning Star Company
Chris J. Rufer founded The Morning Star Company in 1970, driving one truck hauling tomatoes and peaches. He now designs, constructs and operates the company's food-processing facilities. The company's principal business is agribusiness development and management in the processing tomato industry. The company has founded, and is the managing partner/member of six enterprises. Mr. Rufer currently serves as president and owner.
Chris holds a BA in Economics (1972) and a MBA in Finance & Corporate Planning (1975), both from the University of California. He also holds a MS in Agricultural Sciences.
He resides in Sacramento, California with his wife. They have four children.