Our People

Fred Van Wingerden

Fred Van Wingerden - President & CEO

Founded Pyramid Flowers with a vision of producing hard-to-grow specialty cut flowers. A graduate of Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, he has refined his knowledge and dedication to constantly raise the standard through employing and motivating experienced individuals. He is married to Edith, who shares his love and interest for the business and has two children named Marcos and Silvia. Fred enjoys running and playing tennis in his spare time.

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Larry D. Mercer

Larry D. Mercer - Operations Manager

Larry attended Ventura College then worked for a dairy where he managed several departments including shipping & receiving, purchasing and distribution. He joined Pyramid in May 2000 as packing house manager. Currently he is Operations Manager. Larry and his wife Sofia have two daughters named Renee and Monica. He and his family enjoy traveling, water skiing and golf.

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Marcos Van Wingerden

Marcos Van Wingerden - Production Manager

Marcos recently joined Pyramid Flowers with hopes to continue the legacy of his father's business. He attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he studied Crop Science and Plant Protection Science. Marcos has 3 years of experience as a vegetable Pest Control Advisor. He enjoys motocross, hunting, wakeboarding, farming and spending time with his family and friends.

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Jennifer Gonzalez

Jennifer Gonzalez - Customer Service

Jennifer is California native, attended CAL-POLY State University majoring in Ornamental Horticulture, and has been in the floral industry since 1992. She enjoys spending her time at the beach, surfing with her two kids.

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Sara Miranda

Sara Miranda - Office Assistant

Sara has been with Pyramid Flowers since 1996 and has worked in all departments pertaining to shipping quality flowers nation wide. She is married to Gerardo and they have three beautiful children.

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