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FreshStart 2019: Registered Attendees

The following list shows all attendees as of June 16, 2019.


Attendee Name Title  Company
Dan Acevedo Director of Business and Marketing Development GreenFruit Avocados
Cathy Alameda Board of Directors Ocean Mist Farms
Tony Alameda VP Top Flavor Farms
Nelia Alamo Vice President of Communications Renaissance Food Group
Rebecca Anderson Technical Key Account Manager GLOBALG.A.P North America, Inc.
Brian Antle President Plant Tape
Felice Arboisiere Produce Manager Taco Bell
Mason Arnold Veggie Nerd Cece’s Veggie Co.
Luca Ascari Vice President, Sales ABL SPA
Ricky Ashenfelter CEO Spoiler Alert
Patrick Atagi Vice President, Advocacy and External Affairs National Wooden Pallet & Container Association
Matt Austin Director Keiter Advisors
Nadine Baarstad VP Client Development Foodmix Marketing Communications
Tony Banegas Vice President Quality & Food Safety Bonduelle Fresh Americas
Anika Bansal Director of Food Safety Bonduelle
Bryan Barsness Vice President of Sales LINKFresh Inc.
Tom Bartleman Director of Product Management Berry Global
Ben Batten VP Sales Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc.
Bill Beattie Managing Director Keiter Advisors
Helena Beckett Retail Sales Account Manager California Giant Berry Farms
Elaine Bellin President and CEO Paragon Foods
David Benjamin Practice Leader Rising Tide Digital
David Bennett Sales Pandol Brothers, Inc.
Ed Bertaud Director, Retail Sales IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.
Angela Bezon Tiwari Director, Grassroots and Political Action United Fresh Produce Association
Matt Bigham AFIS, CLCS Sales Manager Western Growers Insurance Services
Ryan Birdsall Regional Sales Manager, PNW The Wonderful Company
Michael Bledsoe Ph.D. Vice President Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs Village Farms International, Inc.
Larry Bonikowsky Grocery Business
Chadwick Boyd Food & Lifestyle Expert, TV Host & Brand Consultant L&D Enterprises, Inc.
Jeffrey Brandenburg President The JSB Group, LLC
Lucas Bratland Business Analyst J&J Distributing Co.
Rick Bravo Vice President, Sales & Marketing Ocean Mist Farms
Robert Bright Director of Strategic Sales Deltatrak, Inc.
Adam Brohimer President Category Partners, LLC
Bill Brooks CEO Westlake Produce Company
Larry Brown EVP, Sales and Purchasing Coastal Sunbelt Produce
Donna Lynn Browne Director of Food Safety & Social Responsibility Naturipe Farms, LLC
Stephanie Bruce Director, Nutrition Services Palm Springs Unified School District
Tom Brugato President Pacific Coast Fruit Company
Jeff Cady Director of Produce & Floral Tops Friendly Markets
Todd Camel VP, Sales & Marketing Dole Fresh Fruit, Inc.
Jackie Caplan Wiggins Vice President and COO Frieda's, Inc.
Daniel Cappello Director of Nutrition Services Desert Sands Unified School District
John Carkoski Chief Operating Officer J&J Distributing Co.
Ronald Carkoski
Karen Caruso Market Development Manager Zespri Kiwifruit
Michael Castagnetto Vice President, Global Sourcing Robinson Fresh
John Chamberlain Director of Marketing Limoneira Company
Nick Chappell Director of Retail Sales California Giant Berry Farms
Jeff Church V.P. of Sales Church Brothers Farms
Charles Ciruli Jr. CEO Ciruli Brothers, LLC
Chris Ciruli COO Ciruli Brothers, LLC
Aimee Contreras Reser's Fine Foods
Greg Corrigan Sr. Director of Produce and Floral Raley's Family of Fine Stores
Matthew Corsaro Operations Manager Indianapolis Fruit Company, Inc.
Shannon Cotta Food Safety Coordinator DiMare Fresh Newman
James Cranney Jr. President California Citrus Quality Council
Robert Cuellar Child Nutrition Program Director Laredo Independent School District
Rodney D'Acquisto President CDS Distributing Inc
Barbara Dan Senior Vice President, Innovation Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Jim Darroch Director of Marketing
De Ann Davis PhD, DABT Vice President, Quality and Food Safety Church Brothers Farms
Matt DeBlouw VP of Operations Mike Pirrone Produce
Suresh DeCosta Director of Food Safety, North America and Latin America Lipman Family Farms
Julie DeWolf Director of Retail Marketing Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Ben Diesl Vice President of Quality Assurance Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Alex DiNovo President & COO DNO Produce
Jeff Dolan DiMare Fresh Newman
Dave Donat President Produce Pro, Inc.
Ken Dreyer Business Development Manager Madison Chemical Co.
Jim Dudlicek Editorial Director of Progressive Grocer at EnsembleIQ Progressive Grocer
Danny Dumas Vice President N.A. Sales & Product Management Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.
David Durkin OFW Law
Natalie Dyenson Vice President, Food Safety & Quality Dole Food Company
Charlie Eagle Vice President Business Development Southern Specialties, Inc.
Jacquie Ediger Executive Vice President Pro Citrus Network, Inc.
Barry Eisenberg Ph.D. AquaPulse Chemicals
Cheryl Enlow Vice President of Quality Assurance & Food Safety Renaissance Food Group
Bret Erickson Sr. Vice President of Business Affairs J & D Produce, Inc.
Julie Escobar Vice President, International Sales & Marketing Sun World International, LLC
Annie Faller Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager Gold Coast Packing Company, Inc.
Ernie Farley Vice President Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
John Farrington COO Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
Michael Fernandes V.P. Business Development John Greene Logistics Company
Kimberly Flores Vice President of Marketing & Business Development Pro Citrus Network, Inc.
Kent Ford Director of Foodservice Sales Taylor Farms Tennessee, Inc.
Aaron Fox Executive Vice President Fox Packaging
John Freitas VP, Sales Fresh Origins LLC
Tony Freytag Executive Vice President Crunch Pak
Jeff Fulton Director, Commodities/Food Service Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Dante Galeazzi President & CEO Texas International Produce Association
Anthony Gallino Vice President, Sales California Giant Berry Farms
Adam Gamble President Russ Davis Wholesale, Inc.
Frank Garcia Vice President Support Operations Tanimura & Antle
Mike Gatz Director of Business Development Bushman's, Inc.
Kris Gibson Vice President of Sales & Marketing Intergrow Greenhouses, Inc.
Dan Giusti Chef, Founder Brigaid
CJ Given Senior VP, Sales & Marketing Taylor Farms Retail, Inc.
Bil Goldfield Director, Corporate Communications Dole Food Company
Sarah Grady Manager, U.S. Strategic Supply Chain McDonald's Corporation
Jordan Grainger Account Executive Castellini Group of Companies
Michael Grinstead Partner The Grinstead Group, LLC
Steve Grinstead Chief Executive Officer The Grinstead Group, LLC
John Groh Editor & Publisher The Produce News
Robert Guenther Senior Vice President, Public Policy United Fresh Produce Association
Jay Guzman Key Accounts Director Good Foods Group, LLC
John Haggerty VP Business Development Burris Logistics
Jeff Hall Food Safety Specialist Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Eric Halverson Chief Executive Officer Black Gold Farms
Leah Halverson Director of Marketing Black Gold Farms
Jessica Harris Trade Marketing Manager Earthbound Farm
Bryan Hausner President Grow Green Industries dba Eat Cleaner
Timothy Heagy Eurofins Scientific Inc
Melissa Heinrich Sun Pacific Marketing
Chris Henry Vice President, Sales & Product Management (Avocado Program) Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.
Elena Hernandez Marketing Manager Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.
Ryan Heslep
Dave Hewitt Director of National Sales 4Earth Farms
Mark Hilton Vice President of Produce/Floral Harris Teeter Supermarkets
Stephanie Hilton Consultant The Tom Lange Company, Inc.
David Hollinger Chairman Four Seasons Family of Companies
Stuart Holmes President Charlie's Produce Company
Scott Horsfall CEO California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
Jeff Huckaby President Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Jordan Hudson VP of Strategy Apeel Sciences
Barbara Hulick Senior Director of Food Safety Produce Alliance
Sue Hunter Director of Human Resources Strube Celery & Vegetable Company
Mike Ireland Business Development Manager Capital City Fruit Company, Inc.
David Isaac President Garland Chemical Solutions, Inc.
John Jackson Chief Executive Officer Beachside Produce, LLC
Jordan James Kwik Lok Corporation
Michael Jantschke Director of Food Safety PRO*ACT, LLC
Brian Jenny Vice President Sales BrightFarms
Cindy Jewell Vice President of Marketing California Giant Berry Farms
Jorge Jimenez Sales Borquez Exports, LLC
Michael Johnston R&D Scientist Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC
Jessica Jones Food Safety Specialist Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Tom Karst Editor in Chief The Packer Publications
Stefanie Katzman Executive Manager S. Katzman Produce
Chris Keany National Sales Executive Keany Produce Company
Mikelea Kelley e-Business Manager Tanimura & Antle
Craig Kelly VP of Grower Sales, North America IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.
Lianna Kelly Food Safety Director Markon, Inc.
Justin Kerr Owner/Manager Factor IV Solutions, LLC
Mark Klompien President/CEO United Potato Growers of America
Brian Klumpp Director of Business Development North Bay Produce, Inc.
Patty Knoll Sales Manager Temkin International, Inc.
Bryan Koch Sales Manager Wonderful Citrus
Brian Kocher President and CEO Castellini Group of Companies
Michael Koeris Board Member Corvium
Robert Kurtz Vice President & General Manager Sunrise Logistics, Inc.
Chris Lafferty Vice President of Sales Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions
David Lake President 4Earth Farms
Matt Lally Associate Director Nielsen Fresh
Sharan Lanini Director of Food Safety Pacific International Marketing
Joe Lavoie General Manager Fresh Start Foods Canada, Ltd.
Leslie Lawrence Operations Manager Joe Produce, LLC
Rex Lawrence Owner Joe Produce, LLC
Michael Laws President Lawgistics, LLC.
Kristyn Lawson SVP, Sales Five Star Gourmet Foods
James Lee Vice President, Legal Affairs Choptank Transport
James Lemke President Robinson Fresh
James Lienhard Account Manager United Barcode Systems
Sparky Locke VP Western Operations Curation Foods
Danielle Loustalot Marketing Associate Sun World International, LLC
Tom Lovelace Executive Vice President McEntire Produce
Hector Lujan President and CEO Reiter Affiliated Companies
Kenny Lund Vice President, Support Operations ALC Logistics
Adam Lytch Operations Manager L & M Companies
Craig Mack Vice President Robinson Fresh
Jeff Madu Director of Sales Windset Farms
Wendy Maduff VP of Corporate Food Safety The Wonderful Company
Mike Mallon Vice President of Sales American Packaging Corporation
Jenny Maloney Food Chain Sustainability Manager Bayer Crop Science
Scott Marboe Director of Marketing Oneonta Trading Corporation
Melissa Martinez U.S. Supply Chain Management – Quality Systems
Michelle Masek Senior Director of Marketing Apeel Sciences
Bob Mast President CMI Orchards
Chris Mastronardi President & CEO Double Diamond Farms
Pedro Mata Food Safety Compliance Manager ScanTech Sciences
Cristie Mather Managing Director The Fiction Tribe
William McAllister Produce Account Manger Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Diana McClean Senior Marketing Director Ocean Mist Farms
Drew McDonald VP Quality & Food Safety Taylor Farms, Inc.
Christina McGovern
Lance McMillan Director of North American Sales Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Lisa McNeece Vice President, Foodservice and Industrial Sales Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Bob Meek CEO Onions 52, Inc.
Manuel Michel Executive Director National Mango Board
John Miller Managing Partner Plains Dedicated
Robert Mills Director of Food Safety/Quality Assurance The Harbinger Group, LLC
Jeff Mitchell Director of Food Safety & Quality IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.
Tony Mitchell Vice President of Sales and Business Development Vision Import Group
Ken Mobley Vice President & General Manager Earth Source Trading Inc.
Jaime Montiel Plant Manager Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.
Allison Moore Vice President Fresh Produce Association of the Americas
Jeff Moore Vice President of Sales, Midwest Region The Tom Lange Company, Inc.
Bill Moses American Packaging Corporation
Len Moskowitz Implementation Manager Produce Pro, Inc.
Gurmail Mudahar Ph.D. Vice President Tanimura & Antle
Kathy Muir New Product Director Muir Copper Canyon Farms
Michael Muir V.P. Sales & Marketing Muir Copper Canyon Farms
Phil Muir President & CEO Muir Copper Canyon Farms
Bill Munger Vice President of Sales & Marketing Gold Coast Packing Company, Inc.
Mark Munger Vice President, Sales & Marketing 4Earth Farms
Lindsey Munn Account Manager C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Miles Murphy Technical Sales Representative Birko
Gail Murray Senior Manager, Safety & Quality The Walt Disney Company
Michael Muzyk President Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc.
Howard Nager Vice President, Business Development
Karen Nardozza President & CEO Moxxy Marketing
Brennon Neff National Sales Manager, Diversified Products Dole Fresh Fruit, Inc.
Raina Nelson Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Renaissance Food Group
John Newell Chief Operating Officer Windset Farms
Cyndy Nunes Vice President/General Manager Dole Food Company
Desmond O'Rourke President Belrose, Inc.
Jeff Oberman Vice President of Strategic Programs PRO*ACT, LLC
Greg Ogiba Chief Operating Officer AMC Direct, Inc.
Cory Oliver CEO Bebo Distributing
Melissa Olsen Director of National Accounts Freshway Foods
Melissa Ortner Food Safety Manager Heinzen Manufacturing International
Marc Oshima Chief Marketing Officer AeroFarms
Nick Osmulski President North Bay Produce, Inc.
Steven Ottum President Potandon Produce, LLC
Lisa Overman Director of Marketing Dole Food Company
Elis Owens Director of Technical Services Birko
Lee Anne Oxford Director of Marketing L & M Companies
Andrew Pandol Safety Manager Pandol Brothers, Inc.
Anita Papke NW Regional Sales Manager Peterson Farms Fresh
Tracy Parnell Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Philip Penny Vice President, Information Technology PRO*ACT, LLC
David Perie Chain Specialist Rijk Zwaan
Kaylei Perry FSQA Systems Specialist Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Mark Petersen Director of Transportation Robinson Fresh
Joe Pezzini President & CEO Ocean Mist Farms
Amy Philpott Vice President Watson/Green LLC
Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos Director, Marketing and Culinary D'Arrigo California
Jason Pounds Treasurer/Secretary Hardie's Fresh Foods
Gale Prince President Your Food Safety Coach
Joseph Procacci III Director - Procacci Holdings Co. LLC Procacci Bros. Sales Corp.
Jane Proctor Vice President, Policy & Issue Management Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Eric Proffitt SR Vice President of Sales and Marketing Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Chris Puentes President Interfresh, Inc.
Ed Purves Paramount Export Company
Robert Quinn Dir. of Sales Operations Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Loretta Radanovic Chief Financial Officer & Vice President Four Seasons Family of Companies
David Rajkovich Vice President of Produce and Floral Giant Eagle Markets, Inc.
Walter Ram Vice President of Food Safety The Giumarra Companies
Javier Ramirez Business Development Manager Sanitation Specialists, LLC
Brett Reasor CEO Oneonta Trading Corporation
Kristen Reid Executive Vice President MIXTEC Group
Susan Reimer-Sifford Fresh Connect LLC
Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak President and CEO Produce for Better Health Foundation
Blair Richardson President and Chief Executive Officer Potatoes USA
Mac Riggan Director of Marketing Chelan Fresh
Gordon Robertson Chief Revenue Officer Apeel Sciences
Rene Rodriguez Student Laredo Independent School District
Howard Roeder World Wide Farms, LLC
James Rogers CEO Apeel Sciences
Kassandra Romero Student Laredo Independent School District
Kim Ronemus Markon, Inc.
Bob Rose Vice President, National Sales Allen Lund Company, LLC
Joan Rosen Owner JC Rosen Resources
Scott Ross Director of Sales, East West Pak Avocado
Garry Rowe President Fresh Link Produce
Matt Roy Senior Director, Produce US Foods
Michele Russell Corporate Director of Quality Assurance Hardie's Fresh Foods - Houston, LP
Sonia Salas Director of Science and Technology Western Growers
Jose Sanchez President Alpine Fresh
Aaron Schneider Director, Food Safety Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Greg See Hoye Key Account Manager Deville Technologies
Mike Sexton VP Supply Chain McEntire Produce
Gregor Shanks Sales Worldwide Fruit Growers Supply Company
Natalie Shuman Director of Industry Marketing Apeel Sciences
Oliver Sill Sales Representative Columbine Vineyards
Rusbelina Silva Director of Quality and Food Safety 4Earth Farms
Amy Simeri McClellan Senior Vice President of Retail Martin’s Super Markets
Bruce Simmons Director Of Foodservice Sales Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Brian Slagel Director of Strategic Sales Sunkist Growers, Inc.
craig smith ceo Interfresh, Inc.
Doug Sokol Palisades Tennis
Luciana Soler-Smith Director, Quality Assurance Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Mayda Sotomayor-Kirk CEO Seald Sweet International/Greenyard USA
Sruthi Srinivasan Food Safety & Quality Assurance Program Manager Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.
Kim St George VP Business Development Renaissance Food Group
Kevin Stanger President Wada Farms Marketing Group
Will Steele President & CEO Frontera Produce
Tom Stenzel President and CEO United Fresh Produce Association
Jeremy Stockwell Director of Procurement Sales Double Diamond Farms
Sean Stolarik Category Sales Manager Big Y Foods, Inc.
Joe Stout President Commercial Food Sanitation, LLC
Ryan Sugrue General Manager, Great Lakes Region Robinson Fresh
Leonardo Tarriba CEO Farmer's Best International, LLC
Greg Taylor Vice President Value Added Sales Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Lori Taylor Founder & Owner The Produce Moms
Fernando Terrazas Sr. Purchasing/Program Manager Taco Bell
LeighAnne Thomsen Account Manager Calavo Growers, Inc.
Rob Thomson Vice President of Sales, Western US Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds
Alan Thorne Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
John Toner Vice President, Convention and Industry Collaboration United Fresh Produce Association
Nichole Towell Senior Director of Marketing Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.
Ralph Towell Analytics Manager Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.
Joe Traver Wonderful Citrus
Tom Travers President Harvest Sensations
Kathleen Triou President and CEO Fresh Solutions Network, LLC
Phil Tripoli Senior Director of National Accounts Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions
Kate Tynan Vice President Northwest Horticultural Council
Maribel Valdez-Rodriguez Parent/Community Relations Specialist Laredo Independent School District
Lucy Valdovinos Food Safety Director Ratto Bros., Inc.
Eric Valenzuela Dir. of Food Safety & Sustainability California Giant Berry Farms
James Vangelos GM A.R. Arena Packaging LLC
Richard Varley Owner KiVar Chemical Technologies
Robert Verloop Chief Operating Officer & General Manager Coastline Family Farms
Heriberto Vlaminck VP Operations Triple H
Chris Wada Marketing Manager North Shore Living
Todd Wadle Vice President of Sales, Flexible Packaging Berry Global
Erin Wagner Regional Sales Manager The Wonderful Company
Jennifer Wagner Director of Retail Sales Driscoll's
Jon Wall Facilities & Compliance Manager North Bay Produce, Inc.
Steve Warshawer Food Safety Coordinator Winrock International
Justin Whitcomb General Manager Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.
Brittany Wiebe Sr. Corporate Account Manager Ecolab, Inc.
Kent Williams Transportation/Logistics Manager Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Leslie Williams Sales Manager Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC
Frederick Williamson President Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
Miriam Wolk Vice President, Member Services United Fresh Produce Association
Suzanne Wolter VP Sales & Marketing Keyes Packaging Group
Lee Woodham President FreshPoint Atlanta, Inc.
Mackenzie Wortham Account Director DMA Solutions, Inc.
Walter Yager C.E.O. Alpine Fresh
Tim York President Markon, Inc.
Robert Ziel Director of Food Safety and Social Responsibility J & J Family of Farms
Amalia Zimmerman-Lommel Director of Social Responsibility Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
Megan Zweig Vice President DMA Solutions, Inc.