2012 People in the News

12/28/2012 10:06:00 AM
Amelia Friedline

Yvonne Marpert becomes new product manager for pineapples for Kingston & Associates Marketing LLC.

Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash., names Jack Ehren president and chief executive officer.

Produce Alliance LLC, Nashville, Tenn., adds Chelsea Rollins to its administration staff and Scott Bagan to its sales staff. Steven Schrimpf joins as purchasing and sales coordinator.

National Produce Consultants Inc., Plano, Texas, promotes Courtney Dyess to vice president of national accounts.

Richard Pazderski joins Utah Onions Inc., Syracuse, Utah, as director of business development.

Mark Zachanowich becomes vice president of operations for Peak of the Market, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

JUNE

Empire Fruit Growers Co-op Inc., Wolcott, N.Y., hires Rich Leous as general manager.

The Milwaukie, Ore.-based Pear Bureau Northwest promotes Bob Koehler to the new position of lead regional marketing manager.

Bob Keeney, deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, announces his plans to retire from the post in October.

Wholesum Harvest, Nogales, Ariz., hires Dennis Moleta as an account manager.

Fresno, Calif.-based Crown Jewels Produce adds export veterans Bill Lewis and Shani McKinney to help expand its South American fruit deal.

Chris Veillon rejoins Mastronardi Produce, Kingsville, Ontario, as director of marketing.

SureHarvest, Soquel, Calif., adds Melanie Beretti to its professional services staff.

Brian Peixoto becomes sales manager of Lakeside Organic Gardens, Watsonville, Calif.

Lisa Taylor joins Danaco Solutions LLC, Salinas, Calif., as procurement manager.

Grower’s Organic LLC, Denver, hires Mark Zeller as vice president of operations.

Ryan Holterhoff becomes director of marketing and industry affairs for the Moses Lake-based Washington State Potato Commission.

After 21 years at D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California, Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin joins Salinas, Calif.-based Taylor Farms as vice president of community development.

The Oppenheimer Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, hires Julia Hashim as business development representative in its Newark, Del., office.

Aaron Freitas becomes vice president of McDill Associates, Soquel, Calif.

JULY

The National Mango Board, Orlando, Fla., names celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira its spokeswoman.

The University of Florida names Nick Place the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences dean for extension and director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.


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