Jeff Busch, president of Caruso Inc., has left the company.
Busch's last day at Cincinnati-based Caruso, a third-party logistics and repack company, was Sept. 26, Busch said.
Busch said he will join another produce company Nov. 1. That company will announce his hiring Oct. 1 or Oct. 2, Busch said.
Jim Caruso, the company’s chief executive officer, and Steve Caruso, executive vice president, will split Busch’s president duties, according to a Caruso news release.
“I have had the honor, privilege and pleasure of being involved with the Caruso family for 23 years,” Busch said in the release. “I am forever indebted and grateful to Jim Caruso in taking a chance on an inexperienced kid out of college and mentoring and teaching me the produce business. My years with Caruso Inc. will forever be some of the most special moments of my life. I sincerely thank the Caruso family and my coworkers for supporting me all these years.”
Jim Caruso said Busch played a major role in the company’s success and growth and leaves it in good hands.
“To his credit, he has developed a great team of managers that will be ready for continuing growth,” Caruso said in the release.
Busch began at Caruso in 1991 as a program manager. He later worked in sales, purchasing and operations.
He left Caruso in 1997 to join Fresh America. He also worked for Taylor Farms before returning to Caruso in 2005 as chief operating officer. He was promoted to president in 2013.