PRESS RELEASE Produce Alliance BB #:159218 is delighted to announce that Stephanie Fyle has been named Produce Alliance’s Chief Procurement Officer.
She is stepping into the shoes of her father, Mike Williams, who recently retired after holding the position for twenty-six years.
Stephanie began preparing for this role early in life. After graduating from University of West Georgia with a degree in Psychology, followed by earning a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from University of South Carolina, Stephanie joined Produce Alliance and, after beginning her rotations through all departments, including accounting, spent 17 years in the Produce Alliance Procurement Department.
Stephanie became a well-known industry expert, and has served as the primary voice of the widely renowned Produce Alliance Market Report. Stephanie was the natural choice to be successor to the leadership of the Procurement department as her father, Mike Williams, steps down from that role.
Looking ahead, Stephanie is excited about the many changes that are happening at Produce Alliance; Produce Alliance has positioned itself for significant future growth, with near term plans to double its purchasing power by leveraging its recent relationship Buyers Edge Platform, Produce Alliance’s new strategic partner.
Stephanie reflected on her new role, “I just feel very fortunate to have lived this life deeply rooted in the Produce industry and after being part of all the ups and downs, the wins and losses of Produce Alliance for so many years, and having the opportunity be mentored by the best; George Melshenker, Joe Collier, Rob Feldgreber, and of course my father, Mike Williams, it’s so exciting to have this chance to use all I have learned to work with my very talented Procurement Team as we together pursue the next chapter of successes.”
We congratulate Stephanie on her new role, and look forward to seeing all the new developments that will come under her Procurement leadership.
About Produce Alliance:
Produce Alliance represents their customers to the grower/shipper community, providing access to the highest quality fresh produce under contracts which assure supply while managing cost and risk. They specialize in providing fresh produce procurement and distribution services to food service clients across North America, the Caribbean and beyond. Produce Alliance manages an alliance of 50+ independently-owned specialty distributors of fresh products. Each distributor is carefully selected and commits to full compliance with our audited distribution, purchasing, and category management programs designed for client success.