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Riveridge announced hires, promotions to kick off season

Riveridge Produce Marketing, Sparta, Mich., has made a number of personnel changes in anticipation of the coming apple season, with hires and promotions in sales, production and other areas.

PMA appoints Richard Owen to Western U.S.-Canada position

The Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Del., has appointed Richard Owen to vice president of membership and engagement for the Western U.S. and Canada.

Fresh Farms’ Jerry Havel, Nogales veteran, dies

Jerry Havel, active in the produce industry right out of college and a veteran of the Nogales, Ariz., import business, has died.
Jul 24, 2019 by Chris Koger #People, #Obituary, #Mexico

Matt Reus joins Arable Capital Partners

Arable Capital Partners has hired Matt Reus as a vice president in the Bellevue, Wash., office.

Interim tree fruit center named at Washington State University

Washington State University professor and horticulturalist Kate Evans is the interim director of the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.

Ippolito hires focus on value-added, foodservice

Ippolito International, Salinas, Calif., has hired Jason Grolnick as sales/commodity manager and Jon Kiley as director of value added/business development.

Connect 2 Potential’s leadership program accepting applications

Connect 2 Potential is accepting applications for a new leadership program, Lean into Leadership, which is set to begin August 14.

Mike Pirrone Produce names new president, Joe Pirrone returns

Mike Pirrone Produce, Capac, Mich., has promoted Matthew DeBlouw to president.

Choptank Transport promotes three women

Three women have been promoted at Choptank Transport, Preston, Md.

Ryan Meyer joins Monterey Mushrooms

Monterey Mushrooms, Watsonville, Calif., has hired Ryan Meyer as sales finance manager.