Marty Evanson Class of 1963

College of Agriculture

Marty EvansonCo-Founder and President, Jobbers Meat Packing Co.
Co-Founder and CEO, Ice Cold Storage Co.

For Marty Evanson, the meat business has always been the family business. His father was a meat distributor in Los Angeles, and after graduating with a degree in animal husbandry in 1963, Evanson ventured into the meat packing house industry. Sixteen years later, in 1979, he and a couple of friends founded Jobbers Meat Packing Co. and Ice Cold Storage Co., both headquartered in Vernon.

Currently, Jobbers, through its subsidiary WilMar Ground Meat, provides a million pounds of ground beef per week to retailers, food service companies and restaurant distributors in California, Arizona and Nevada.  Marty is Chairman of the Board of the North American Meat Association and the 2014 recipient of the Richard Knowlton Award.

Throughout the years of success, Evanson has not forgotten his alma mater. He sits on the College of Agriculture Dean’s Council, and in 2013, pledged $100,000 to support an endowed scholarship for undergraduate animal science students who demonstrate financial need.

Evanson and his wife, Carol, have been married for 43 years and are parents to four grown children: Gina, Heather, Danielle (Dani) and Andrew. They have eight grandchildren: Halen, Jake, Haley, Kieran, Xander, Ethan, Kiya and Alice.