Our Team

Golden Valley Industries is comprised of an ever-growing family of employees...

...including a management team with more than 70 years of combined experience in the meat business. From temp workers on the line to management staff in the home office, we take pride in treating our team just like family.

Meet the members of our team at Golden Valley Industries.

(click names to read bios)

Matt RidjaneckVice President
Matt Ridjaneck, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native, attended the College of William and Mary on an athletic scholarship where he played football while earning his bachelor’s degree in Economics. Before joining the GVI family, Matt worked for Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer. Matt and his wife, Emily, relocated to Northern California in 2016 to join the GVI family and currently live in Ripon, CA. When not at work, you can find Matt spending time with his wife Emily and their newborn son, Ryland, golfing, working out or exploring the West Coast.
Silvia FrancoController
Victor RubioPlant Manager
Victor Rubio was born in Michoacan, Mexico, and after grade school moved to the United States to start his family and career, settling in Northern California. He is one of the very first employees at GVI, officially starting in 1997. He began his GVI career at the age of 19 as a butcher, and as the company grew so did his responsibilities. He has held many positions and currently is the plant manager, a position he has successfully held since 2003. He is married and has three kids, two girls and one boy, who all keep him busy with sports and school.
Susy RubioHuman Resources and Office Manager
Susy Rubio is a California native born outside of Los Angeles in Harbor City and resides just up the road from GVI in Stockton. She has been a part of the GVI team since 2003. Susy graduated from Franklin High School and is married with two beautiful kids, a 12-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl. When she’s not working, her life is dedicated to her family, her kid’s sports and school. She loves to take mini vacations and exploring new things.  
Worth CooksAccounting and Office Administration
Worth Cooks was born, raised and currently lives in Stockton, CA. He graduated from Lincoln High School and attended Delta College. He is married and has five beautiful kids, four girls and one boy. He has been with GVI since 2013. When he is not working he dedicates his time to his family, sports and the local youth community of Stockton.
Lizbeth JuarezOrder Entry and Dispatch
Liz Juarez was born in Fresno, CA, and moved around a bit as a child making a stop in Nevada before settling in Stockton, CA. She has been a part of the GVI family for 10 years and is a graduate of Franklin High School. When she is not at work Liz enjoys the outdoors, reading, listening to music, shopping and doing makeup.
Carmella PelusoOffice Administration