Before joining Wenatchee, Wash.-based Columbia Marketing International, Underwood was a partner in Stirling Underwood, which later became Northwest Fresh. He was in business for himself for 23 years and at CMI for 15 years.
His produce career began at Wenatchee-based Washington Growers Clearing House. Underwood later worked at Nuchief Sales, now known as Honey Bear Tree Fruit Co., Wenatchee.
“His impact on where we are today as a company and the roads that he pioneered with customers along his journey at CMI will forever be appreciated,” Bob Mast, company president, said in a news release.