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Key Technology elevates Wentz to head marketing efforts

[caption id="attachment_11001" align="alignright" width="300"] Shayla Wentz[/caption] Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating ... continue reading »

Former PMA, CMI Orchards exec Lutz joins Category Partners

Steve Lutz has joined Category Partners LLC in Idaho Falls, Idaho, as vice president of Insights and Innovation. Lutz most recently was the vice pr... continue reading »

BrightFarms names Steve Platt CEO

BrightFarms, known for its locally grown packaged salads, has hired Steve Platt as CEO. The company’s founder, Paul Lightfoot, will continue as comp... continue reading »

JLS Automation adds sales manager for northeast region

JLS Automation has named Jeremy Rothermel as Northeastern Regional Sales manager. He will report to Mike Newcome, vice president of sales. Rotherme... continue reading »

DNA-based traceability approach used in new food safety alliance

JBT Corporation, a technology solutions provider to the food and beverage industry, and SafeTraces, a food safety and traceability solutions provider... continue reading »

Produce Marketing Association adds general manager for Mexico

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) announced the hiring of Rubén Ramírez as PMA General Manager in Mexico, a full-time position. Ramírez will ... continue reading »

Washing and sanitizing equipment provider Douglas Machines names new CEO

[caption id="attachment_10771" align="alignright" width="300"] Paul Claro is the new president and CEO of Douglas Machines.[/caption] Paul Claro ha... continue reading »

Brambles finalizes sale of reusable packaging company IFCO

IFCO Systems, a provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, has announced that its acquisition by Triton and Abu Dhabi Investment Author... continue reading »

Better Life Organics acquired by Charlie’s Produce in West Coast merger

Charlie's Produce, an employee-owned independent produce company serving the west coast since 1978, has acquired Better Life Organics (BLO), a Los Ang... continue reading »

BrightFarms salads adds new vice president of sales

BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, has announced that Brian Jenny has joined the company as vice president of sales. Je... continue reading »