Employee Spotlight: Letty Casillas

At Gills Onions, we’re proud to be family-owned. Our employees are an essential part of what makes our onions so great, and we’re excited to introduce them to you.

For more than 28 years, Letty Casillas has been working her way through the ranks of the Gills Onions workforce. Now, we can’t imagine what we would do without her.

So, we sat down and asked Letty a few questions about her background, her role at Gills Onions, and what she has learned from her experiences.

Tell us a little bit about you and what you do at Gills Onions.

Way back in 1995, I applied for a shipping position at Gills Onions. After being in that position for three months, I was offered a sales position. That’s where you could say it all really started for me. Now, I am an account manager, and I work with two of our largest industrial accounts as well as various independent accounts.

It has been over 28 years since I started. In that time, my husband and I have raised three beautiful children: Monica, Carmen, and Josue. I also have three grandchildren.

You work with many Gills Onions customers. What do you tell them about Gills Onions?

Gills Onions offer quality, flavorful, fresh cut onions. We add value to your operations by eliminating inefficiencies. When you purchase bulk fresh cut onions from Gills Onions, you save time, labor, and cut overall costs. And you benefit from our industry-leading shelf life.

What advice do you have for someone thinking about switching to industrial onions?

Industrial diced onions make sense for customers who are large processing companies and who consistently buy large quantities of onions. Typically these customers are seasonal.

For example, one of our biggest clients are companies in the tomato sauce industry. In the summer, they harvest their tomatoes, and we send out truckloads of fresh onions to help create their flavorful sauces.

Our industrial diced onion shipments are guaranteed fresh up to 11 days.

I always say that industrial customers buy big batches of onions and see big value in return.

Do you have a favorite Gills Onions product?

Obviously, I have a soft spot for industrial onions. But, my favorite product is our classic Whole Peeled Onions. They are 100 percent usable with zero waste. You can’t beat that.

Why do you love working for Gills Onions?

I love working at Gills Onions, because it feels more like a family than a large business. The owners, Steve and David Gill, are so caring and involved, and the staff is great. I also get to work with amazing customers.

Ready to try onions grown “The Gills Way?” Contact the Gills Onions sales department to learn more.

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Letty Casillas