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)
Mike SullivanPresident and CEO
Mike has been in the meat industry for 38 years. Originally from Minnesota, Mike has lived in the California Valley for over 40 years. Mike attended California State University Sacramento. Following college, Mike learned the Meat business working with his father as a broker. Mike has two sons, Tyler and Brett. Mike enjoys meeting people, cooking and traveling. The GVI Family and Community is his top priority.
Linda Diaz graduated from California State University Stanislaus and lives in Manteca, California with her husband Daniel. Linda has three children, Victor, Elizabeth and Danielle, and one grandson, Malik Armani. In her precious free time, Linda loves to go biking on California’s beautiful backcountry roads and devoting her time to family.
Tyler SullivanSales Manager
Tyler joined Golden Valley Industries in 2018 after playing three seasons of professional Baseball. Tyler is a graduate from University of Pacific and thriving working with his dad in the family business. Growing up working during school breaks at GVI prepared him for his role and position at Golden Valley Industries. Tyler enjoys all sports, currently hooked on golf, travel and spending time with his future bride.
Victor RubioPlant Manager
Victor Rubio was born in Michoacan, Mexico, and 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 becoming the plant manager in 2003. Victor is married and has three kids who all keep him busy with sports, school and the community.
Susy RubioHuman Resources and Office Manager
Susy Rubio is a California native born outside of Los Angeles in Harbor City. Susy has been a part of the GVI team since 2003. Susy graduated from Franklin High School and is married with two children. 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 explore.
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. Worth is married and has five beautiful kids. Worth has been with the GVI family since 2013. When he is not working he dedicates his time to his family, sports and the local youth community of Stockton. Worth loves coaching football and traveling.
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.