Orchard View Cherries President Brenda Thomas and Mike Omeg. ( Credit: Photo and logo courtesy Orchard View; graphic by Amelia Freidline )

Orchard View Cherries, The Dalles, Ore., has promoted Mike Omeg to director of the business operations department.

It’s a new department for the grower, according to a news release, and it will focus on data analysis, safety, compliance, and exploring opportunities for development.

Omeg is owner of Omeg Orchards, which formed a partnership with Orchard View in 2018, according to the release.

Mike Omeg has a master’s in entomology degree from Oregon State University and a background in growing cherries.

“I have enjoyed helping the team meet the new challenges of a growing business and ever-changing cherry industry,” Omeg said in the release.

“Throughout our long history, Orchard View always prefers to recruit from within, especially as our company continues on its growth trajectory,” Brenda Thomas, Orchard View president, said  in the release. “We are therefore proud to welcome Mike Omeg to the management team, and we are confident that he will help us navigate the increasingly complex considerations in the industry thanks to his multifaceted background.”

The Oppenheimer Group has marketed Orchard View cherries for 10 years.

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