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  • Larry Kern, former president and chief operating officer of Dole Food Co., has been named as CEO of Ready Pac Produce Inc., succeeding Dennis Gertmenian. Kern takes over Al Giuliani’s role as president of the company.

    Gertmenian will remain as chairman of the board, and Giuliani remains as Ready Pac’s chairman of partner development.


  • The United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association (UFFVA) has named Amy Philpott, the former international marketing director for the California Table Grape Commission, to the new position of vice president of marketing and industry relations.

    Philpott has most recently been a director with Kimball & Associates, a Washington, DC area marketing consulting group, where she conducted international marketing programs for the National Dry Bean Council and other clients.

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