“Paula has the ability to recognize early on what needs to be done and to bring other people along so that whatever it is that needs to be addressed is properly addressed early on.”
McClung said Paula’s experience and confidence have helped her.
“She knows the major players, she is not intimidated by them, and she therefore is more effective in working with them,” McClung said. John Wessel, fresh fruit sales for Edinburg Citrus, has worked with Paula for more than a decade, since he was a buyer at Jewell Cos.
“She does our merchandising program with retail outlets and just does an outstanding job,” he said.
In whatever time that left her, Paula and her husband, Kip, raised their son Shea and supported his pursuit of the motorcycle racing sport. Shea is now a 23-year-old professional road racer.
“A lot of what we’ve done over the years is working with him on his motorcycle career,” Fouchek said. “It keeps life interesting for sure.”