Most recently Donckers was vice president for food safety and procurement at Mastronardi Produce, another greenhouse vegetable company just a few miles west of Pure Hot House in Kingsville, Ontario. His position with Pure Hot House is effective as of Feb. 6, according to a company news release. The position is a new one for the company.
Before working in the Ontario greenhouse community, Donckers logged 20 years in the fresh produce industry. He worked as a produce clerk for Safeway, and served in multiple roles for Costco Wholesale, where he was eventually promoted to produce buyer.
Pure Hot House president Jamie Moracci said in the release that Donckers’ experience will help the company better serve its customers and partners, as well as strengthen the company’s core leadership.