(July 14, 2:10 p.m.) Terrence “Tip” Murphy, a veteran salesman and a former member of the Produce Marketing Association board, died July 13 of a heart attack, according to industry sources.

He was 48, said a former employer, Celso Paganini, president and chief executive officer Swedesboro, N.J.-based Paganini Foods LLC.

Murphy, who worked at Cincinnati-based Chiquita Brands International Inc. for 13 years, worked most recently for Irwindale, Calif.-based Ready Pac Foods Inc.

Murphy joined Ready Pac in April 2007 as a division vice president of retail sales, said Mike Celani, senior vice president of retail sales and marketing.

Murphy worked for Paganini Produce LLC, Swedesboro, N.J., from December 2006 to April 2007.

Ex-PMA board member Terrence ‘Tip’ Murphy dies
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