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Mary Ellen Burris of Wegmans retires, wins award

After almost half a century, Mary Ellen Burris has retired from Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets as senior vice president of consumer affairs.

Folks like these make the industry great

Time is precious — it’s true for everyone, but especially for people in our nonstop world of produce.

Idaho Potato Commission names Southeast retail promotion director

The Eagle, Idaho-based Idaho Potato Commission has named Mark Daniels as retail promotion director for the Southeast.

Sev-Rend hires new Pacific Northwest sales manager

Sev-Rend, Collinsville, Ill., has hired James (JC) Nyssen as the company’s Pacific Northwest sales manager.

Mike Harris joins Generation Farms in watermelon sales

Generation Farms, Vidalia, Ga., has hired Mike Harris as watermelon sales director.

Packer 25 2020 — Chris Willett

“When you believe in the products you deliver to consumers, it’s that much more rewarding when you achieve success,” said Chris Willett of Wenatchee, Wash.-based T&G Global.

Packer 25 2020 — Don Roper

Don Roper has come a long way from his first job as produce clerk at Copps IGA in Antigo, Wis.

Packer 25 2020 — Bruce Summers

COVID-19 has been no match for Bruce Summers or the agency he serves as administrator: the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

Packer 25 2020 — Wyard Stomp

The classic combination of strawberries and cream seems to work for Wyard Stomp, since he has a track record for building demand for both components.

Index Fresh promotes John Dmytriw to VP of business development

Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., has promoted John Dmytriw to vice president of business development.