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Smurfit Kappa exec appointed to Latin American corrugated group

Smurfit Kappa executive Juan Pablo Perez has been appointed as the president of the Corrugators Association of the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Mike Preacher starts term as U.S. Apple Association chairman

Mike Preacher, the marketing director for Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima Wash., is the new chairman of the U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors.

Industry remembers DatePac co-founder Steve Shadle

Steve Shadle, who instrumental in the formation of DatePac LLC, which consolidates and packs for the Bard Valley Date Growers Association members, has died.

Carolina Uquillas Herrera joins Fall Creek Farm in Chile

Carolina Uquillas Herrera has joined Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., Lowell, Ore., as commercial manager for Chile.

Sunkist Growers hires Anne Goltz in business development

Sunkist Growers, Valencia, Calif., has hired Anne Goltz as senior manager of business development.

Sarah Frey’s ‘The Growing Season’ available for sale

Although pumpkin harvest has started, it’s still “The Growing Season” at Frey Farms, Keenes, Ill.

G&R Farms hires Jon Dorminey as director of operations

Vidalia onion grower G&R Farms has hired Jon Dorminey as director of operations.

Mission Produce promotes Stephen Fink to VP of NA sales

Mission Produce, Oxnard, Calif., has promoted Stephen Fink to vice president of North American Sales.

Brian Faseler returns to Legend Produce in sales

Melon grower and marketer Legend Produce, Scottsdale, Ariz., has hired Brian Faseler as a sales associate.

John Lyons retires after 30 years at Alpine Fresh

John Lyons, director of sales at Alpine Fresh, Miami, is retiring after 30 years at the company.