Image source does not exist News Release: 2013-09-11 New member appointed to the California Air Resources Board

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Melanie Turner

New member appointed to the California Air Resources Board

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Turlock resident John Eisenhut to the Air Resources Board.

Eisenhut has been manager of grower relations for Hilltop Ranch Inc., an almond processor in Merced County, since 1994 and owner of Eisenhut Farms, almond orchards in Turlock, since 1975. Eisenhut fills the vacancy on the Board requiring an expertise in science, agriculture or law.

Before working for Hilltop Ranch, Mr. Eisenhut, 67, was a field representative for the Dole Dried Fruit & Nut Co. in Fresno from 1989 to 1994, and a technical staff member at both Tecolote Research Inc. from 1975 to 1976 and the General Research Corporation from 1972 to 1974.

Mr. Eisenhut served as an infantry platoon sergeant in the U.S. Army, 1st Division, between 1967 and 1969, and received the Purple Heart for his service. He is a member of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. Mr. Eisenhut earned a Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $41,889.

Please note a photograph of Mr. Eisenhut is available upon request.

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