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2009: People in the news

01/04/2010 10:40:54 AM
Dan Galbraith


In the week it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Eurofresh reorganized its executive staff, with founder and board chairman Johan van den Berg becoming chief executive officer.

Mike Aiton, senior vice president for sales and marketing for Bakersfield, Calif.-based Sun World International LLC, moved to Prime Time Sales, Coachella, Calif., to be in charge of marketing, new business development and new product development.

Gary Fleming, vice president of industry technology and standards for the Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association, left PMA to open a consulting firm in Denver.

Jesse Driskill, president of the Nogales, Ariz.-based Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, left the organization to become operations manager of the Nogales office of Meyer LLC.


Dwight Ferguson, former president and chief executive officer of Willcox, Ariz.-based Eurofresh Inc., became president/CEO of Naples, Fla.-based Naturipe Farms LLC.

An industry analyst confirmed rumors that Manolo Reyes, of Costco Mexico, had succeeded Ron McCormick as head of produce and floral at Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Sheri Mierau, president of the Reedley, Calif.-based California Tree Fruit Agreement, announced plans to leave the post at year’s end to become vice president of sales and marketing for Fruit Patch Sales LLC, Dinuba, Calif.

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