Glen Bezanson is retiring from Greenhouse Produce Co. ( Courtesy Greenhouse Produce Co. )

Glen Bezanson, who has worked at a number of produce companies in his 35-year career, is retiring from Greenhouse Produce Co., Vero Beach, Fla.

Bezanson has had sales management positions with Westlake Distributors, Eurofresh and Greenhouse Produce Co.

“Glen has always been a big part of the company. He was up for the job since the start,” Fried De Schouwer, Greenhouse Produce president, said in a news release. “As a friend, he has been there for me since we worked together at Eurofresh.”

Bezanson, of Durham, N.C., was instrumental in expanding distribution in California for Eurofresh’s on-the-vine tomatoes in the late 1990s, according to the release.

De Schouwer said the fresh produce industry is a “roller coaster.”

“And Glen was that daily dose of realism that kept us going, reminding us there was a better day ahead,” he said in the release. “As a mentor and a leader, with a bright light on dull days, he will be missed.”