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George Lamont, apple grower, industry advocate remembered

George Lamont, a N.Y. apple grower who “retired” in the late 1990s but was instrumental in forming the Premier Apple Cooperative a few years later, has died.

Jesus Acevedo returns to Key Technology in sales

Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash., has appointed Jesus Acevedo as Pacific Northwest sales manager.

Brad Stark returns to Jacobs Farm Del Cabo

Jacbos Farm Del Cabo, Santa Cruz, Calif., has hired Brad Stark as sales manager.

Matt Roy joins Tanimura & Antle in greenhouse role

Tanimura & Antle has hired Matt Roy as vice president of business development for Controlled Environment Agriculture.

United Fresh welcomes new executive board members

The United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C., has a new slate of officers and directors.

Italian produce show postponed

Citing the spread of the coronavirus, organizers of the Italian international fruit and vegetable expo Macfrut have rescheduled the event from May to September.
Mar 09, 2020 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

Bob Von Rohr retires from Sunny Valley International

Bob Von Rohr retired from his position as director of marketing and customer relations at Glassboro, N.J.-based Sunny Valley International, the culmination of more than 50 years in the produce industry.

Nick Mascari leaves Applewood Growers, starts consulting firm

Nick Mascari has left Applewood Fresh Growers LLC, Sparta, Mich., where he was president, to open a consulting company.

CORRECTED: Produce Alliance promotes Stephanie Fyle in procurement

CORRECTED: Produce Alliance has promoted Stephanie Fyle to chief procurement officer.

Mike Omeg promoted to head of business operations at Orchard View

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