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Kool Logistics promotes John Druckenmiller to general manager

Kool Logistics LLC, Nashville, has promoted John Druckenmiller to general manager.

J.E. Russell Produce hires Mike Pirri

J.E. Russell Produce Ltd. has hired Mike Pirri, a 21-year veteran of the produce industry with experience in wholesale and retail, to head up a new melon and grape program, said Hutch Morton, senior vice president.

Aija Paolillo joins University of Florida as citrus agent

Aija Paolillo is the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension citrus agent for DeSoto, Hardee and Manatee counties.

Adam Borchard joins California Fresh Fruit Association

The California Fresh Fruit Association, Fresno, has hired Adam Borchard as director of government and public policy.

Dennis 'Denny' Donovan of Garin Co., Dole, remembered

Dennis “Denny” Donovan, who spent almost three decades of his career at the Garin Co., Salinas, has died.

Imperial Date Gardens’ Isabel Nuñez remembered

Isabel Nuñez, a pioneer in the date industry and a founding member of the Bard Valley Date Growers, has died.

CHR Executive Chairman John Wiehoff to retire

C.H. Robinson’s Executive Chairman John Wiehoff plans to retire from the board of directors when his term expires in May.

Houweling’s appoints Bob Hale chairman of the board

Houweling’s US Holdings Inc. has appointed Bob Hale, a board member since mid-2019, to chairman of the board.

Bobalu Berries hires Tom O’Brien in sales

Bobalu Berries, Oxnard, Calif., has hired Tom O’Brien as sales account manager.

California grower Jim Sarale of Queens Crown dies

Jim Sarale, co-founder and part-owner of Kings Crown Packing and Queens Crown, has died.