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Naturipe's new value-added fresh VP and general manager

Produce industry veteran Steven Ware has joined Naturipe as vice president and general manager of Value-Added Fresh. In this role, Ware will be responsible for pursuing growth and business expansion opportunities, as well as leading the development and management of the value-added fresh division.Steven-Ware

“I am excited to join an organization with a remarkable history, business model and strong core company vales,” said Ware. “The prospect to steward the value-added fresh division is motivating and an excellent challenge.”

“We are excited to have Steve join our senior management team,” said Dwight Ferguson, chief executive officer and president of Naturipe Farms. “His breadth and depth of business development experience is key to the execution of Naturipe’s value-added strategic growth initiatives.”

Ware joins the company from Dole Fresh Vegetables, where he held a number of sales and product management positions in a variety of markets since joining them in 1995. Most recently, he was the senior director of sales west – value-added sales and a member of its sales leadership and product commercialization teams.

Ware began his career at American Agronomics after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics.