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Sun Automation promotes Frank Reynolds to director of sales

Sun Automation Group, Glen Arm, Md., has promoted Frank Reynolds to director of sales.

Hass Avocado Board elects executive committee

The Hass Avocado Board has elected new members to its executive committee.

Ontario produce honors new, veteran supporters of industry

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association, Toronto, has honored four people who have championed fresh fruits and vegetables for the industry.

Harvest Sensation partners with Best Buddies for inclusive hiring

Harvest Sensations, Miami, has a partnership with Best Buddies International, a non-profit organization enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD).

Packer 25 — Dick Peixoto

Ironically, Dick Peixoto, who owns Lakeside Organic Gardens, spent part of his childhood dragging spray hoses through apple orchards with his father, who worked for a fertilizer and pest control company.

Packer 25 — Raina Nelson

Raina Nelson wanted to become a doctor until she found a shortcut that enabled her to accomplish her goal of saving lives without spending years in medical school.

Longtime Index Fresh CEO Dana Thomas plans to retire

Dana Thomas, CEO of avocado marketer Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., plans to retire in 2020.

Nature Fresh celebrates 20th anniversary, adds employee benefit

Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a new benefit for its workers.

Proseal America honor recognizes hiring of veterans

Proseal America, the Richmond, Va., company that specializes in tray sealing equipment, has been recognized for its hiring of veterans.

Packer 25 — Aidan Mouat

If you’re familiar with Aidan Mouat and someone asks you who is the smartest person you know who is affiliated with the produce industry, he’s probably the one who comes to mind.