Douglas Bernard, chili pepper importer, dies - The Packer

Douglas Bernard, chili pepper importer, dies

10/30/2012 04:22:00 PM
Andy Nelson

Doug Bernard mugBernardDouglas Bernard, a chili pepper importer, died Oct. 24 in Miami. He was 69.

From 1995 until the time of his death, Bernard was the president of Tropical Commodities, which imports and distributes chili peppers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Bernard worked in the 1990s as sales manager of PFM International Inc., Miami. Also in the‘90s, he worked for an airline that served the Caribbean on a project to import fresh produce from the region.

Bernard is survived by his wife, Janete Bernard; three sons, Rod, Bryan and Dennis; three sisters, Sharon Oliver, Shirley Haeuptle, and Barbara Loudenslager; and five grandchildren.

Rod Bernard is director of food safety for Southern Specialties Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla.



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Peter    
Homestead, FL  |  October, 31, 2012 at 08:55 AM

I was very fortunate to meet Doug early in my career, he taught me a lot. Cheers!

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