Scott Danner, a produce industry veteran who recently left Liberty Fruit in Kansas City, KS, after a 10-year stint, was named president of Pembroke Park, FL-based Premier Produce.
Premier Produce is a supplier of produce and dairy items to restaurants, hotels, casinos, country clubs and national accounts, and was founded about five years ago, according to Danner, who added that the impressive "high double-digit growth" the companyhas experienced in recent years makes this an especially exciting opportunity.
"I think Premier's growth has come from the fact that it is dedicated to servicing its clients and going the extra mile to take care of its customers, and you just don't see that too much any more," said Danner.
Danner said he considers himself a "builder," having taken the helm of smaller companies and bringing them to the next level, and he looks forward to doing the same at Premier.
"The potential for growth at Premier is tremendous, and I am excited about the new energy that comes with taking on this challenge," he said.
Danner's produce career began in 1976 at Cross River Produce in Windsor, CT. Later in his career, he was the first produce employee at C&S Wholesale in Hatfield, MA, where he rose to vice president of operations during his 11-year tenure. He also spent two years as senior director of produce operations at Fleming Foods prior to joining Liberty Fruit.
Danner and his wife, Karen, will relocate to Florida and he officially begins at Premier on July 29.