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USApple hires director of industry analytics

- General News
The U.S. Apple Association today announced that Christopher Gerlach will join the organization as Director of Industry Analytics. Gerlach has a wealth of experience in public policy research and economic analysis for large, mission-driven organizations.

Three sales veterans join Generation Farms

- General News
Generation Farms announced the expansion of its sales team.

Naturipe promotes two executives

- General News
Naturipe is pleased to announce the promotion of Aribel Aguirre-Beck to CAO/CFO. Expanding her current CFO role to include the duties of Chief Administration Officer will allow her to lead the breadth and depth of our business operational affairs.

Homegrown Organic Farms expands sales staff

- General News
Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to their sales team with Amanda Vietti and Stefaun Avakian.

Del Monte makes product management promotion

- General News
Del Monte Fresh Produce promotes of one of its longtime employees, Ana Cristina Fonseca, to a newly created role – Vice President, Product Management, as industry veteran Scott Owens departs.

Sprouts Farmers Market names chief fresh merchandising officer

- Retail
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. announced that J. Scott Neal will join the company as chief fresh merchandising officer, effective June 15, 2020. Neal will report directly to Sprouts chief executive officer Jack Sinclair and will oversee Sprouts’ fresh merchandise offerings.

California Table Grape Commission promotes marketer

- General News
Karen Hearn is the new Vice President of Domestic Marketing for the California Table Grape Commission.

Alliance for Food and Farming names chair, management board

- General News
During its June meeting, Kate Tynan, Senior Vice President of the Northwest Horticultural Council, was appointed Chair of the Alliance for Food and Farming Management Board, and Ian LeMay, President of the California Fresh Fruit Association, was appointed as Vice-Chair.

Del Monte Fresh Produce makes management changes

- General News
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. announces that Danny Dumas has decided to leave the company effective May 29, 2020. During his tenure of over 20 years with the company, Danny has held several positions, including, Vice President Operations, Europe & Africa, Vice President North America Sales & Product Management (Banana and Pineapple Programs), as well as District Sales Manager, Canada.

Good Foods announces new hire and promotion

- General News
Good Foods, a category leader of plant based dips and good-for-you products, announces the hiring of Lionel Mendoza as vice president of business development and the promotion of Brittany Vetter to national director of sales – retail.