PRESS RELEASE PORTLAND, Ore. – July 9, 2019 – Northwest-based organic produce distributor Organically Grown Company (OGC) BB #:149476 has recently promoted Mike Boyle to Vice President of Sales and Sourcing, and welcomed Bryce White as Vice President of Business Operations.
Mike Boyle brings an exceptionally strong and diverse background in produce retail, wholesale distribution, commodity procurement, sales and team leadership. Mike joined OGC in 2013 and has served in multiple roles, most recently as the Director of Sales and Business Development.
Formerly, Mike led Pacific Northwest procurement as a Regional Produce Coordinator for Whole Foods, and also served as Director of Produce for Andronico’s Community Markets in San Francisco where he implemented systems for purchasing, receiving, quality control and merchandising. He’s recognized by his peers for his insightful and strategic leadership, and depth and diversity of industry knowledge.
“By knitting together our sales and sourcing team leadership we hope to be an even stronger advocate for and partner to both our growers and customers” says Mike.
Bryce White joins OGC after a notable career in beverage manufacturing and distribution. A thought leader in plant management, direct store delivery and supply chain tactics, Bryce most recently led the Corporate Supply Chain and Strategy work at Columbia Distributing. His focus included procurement, real estate, supply chain optimization and innovation. Prior to Columbia, Bryce spent 14 years at PepsiCo in various roles including Plant Director.
Bryce has served as the Chair and President of the Washington State Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC), a professional organization focused on warehouse management and its role in the supply chain. He also sits as an advisor for the Inventory Drone Technology start-up Fizikl in Washington.
“Mike and Bryce have been strategic leaders in their respective industries for decades” says CEO Elizabeth Nardi. “These exceptional additions to the Organically Grown Company leadership team further strengthen our steadfast commitment to continued pioneering leadership and innovation in the organic supply chain.”
About Organically Grown Company
Founded in 1978 by a few gardeners, small-scale farmers, hippies, environmental activists and dreamers living near Eugene, Ore., today, Organically Grown Company buys, aggregates and distributes fresh, organically grown produce to retailers and eaters across the Pacific Northwest. The company and a team of more than 230 operate from four hubs in Washington and Oregon. When people in the Northwest purchase organic fruits and vegetables at their grocery store, there is a very good chance that it’s there because of OGC. For the past 40 years, the company’s progressive and entrepreneurial spirit has fueled its mission and growth, meeting the demand for organics in the marketplace while supporting its community of farmers. Yet at the core of OGC is a simple idea that has held steady since the beginning: organic agriculture is necessary for a healthy environment and healthy people. Their goal is to support organic agriculture and help it thrive, by doing business in a way that is good, clean, and fair.
Media Contact: Tonya Sanchez | 503-907-3705 | tQsanchez@organicgrown.com