( Photo courtesy Seald Sweet; graphic by Amelia Freidline )

Michael Walsh, a commodity manager at Seald Sweet, is retiring after more than four decades in the produce industry.

Walsh, who joined the company in October 2018 as an account executive focused on table grapes, is retiring at the end of August, according to a Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet news release.

“Michael has had a stellar sales career at Seald Sweet and it has been an honor having had him as part of our team,” Mayda Sotomayor, CEO of Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet, said in the release. “We are proud that he elected to finish his career at Seald Sweet, and only wish him the best.”

Walsh’s produce career spans nearly 44 years, starting at the Philadelphia produce terminal market, at Procacci Bros. He also worked at importers Unifrutti, The Oppenheimer Group, Chiquita Brands International and Del Monte Fresh. His specialty was in grapes, stone fruit and citrus sales, according to the news release.

“Seald Sweet has a great group of people, a nice mix of commodities, and a deep history in marketing fresh produce from around the world, I truly enjoyed my time working with them,” Walsh said in the release. 

Walsh said he plans to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.


Submitted by Roger Pepperl on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 10:27

Congrats to Michael Walsh. Michael, you are a great professional and a familiar face in our industry. You will truly be missed. Enjoy that retirement, you deserve it.

Submitted by Michael Rodgers on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 14:41

Congrats to Michael Walsh on a great career, enjoy your retirement!