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NJ represented in next FFA officer team

Four New Jersey counties are represented in the 2019-20 State FFA officer team that was elected as part of the 90th Annual State FFA Convention, concluding May 24 at Monmouth University.

New Jersey’s Donio family receives humanitarian award

The Donio family of New Jersey has received the same national honor that Frank Sinatra, Tommy Lasorda and Tony Bennett have accepted.

Matthew Hendrickson joins U.S. Apple in association services

The U.S. Apple Association has hired Matthew Hendrickson in the newly created role of manager of association services.

Giumarra’s Hillary Brick retires as senior VP of marketing

Hillary Brick, senior vice president of marketing at the Giumarra Cos., Los Angeles, has retired after more than 26 years at the company.

Tennessee tomato grower forms partnership with Gargiulo Inc.

Smoky Mountain Family Farms, Newport, Tenn., has hired Jerry Simmons Jr. to handle on-site sales, and the company has formed a partnership with Gargiulo Inc., Naples, Fla.

West Pak hires Joe Nava in sales, business development

West Pak Avocado Inc. has hired Joe Nava as vice president of sales and business development.

Walmart hires veteran of Amazon, Google as chief technology officer

Suresh Kumar is the new chief technology officer and chief development officer for Walmart.

Dawn Winsauer promoted to VP slot at PSSI

Dawn Winsauer has been promoted to vice president of operations at PSSI, a food safety and contract sanitation provider.

Cranberry Institute’s Terry Humfeld is retiring

After more than 35 years in the produce industry, Terry Humfeld, the Cranberry Institute’s executive director based in Avondale, Pa., is retiring at the end of 2019.

Brian Jenny joins BrightFarms

Brian Jenny has joined BrightFarms, Irvington, N.Y., as vice president of sales.