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Southern Specialties names VP of operations

Southern Specialties, a grower, importer, processor and shipper of a variety of specialty products grown in Central America, South America, Mexico, Canada and the United States, has named Jeff Reid vice president of operations.

Reid will oversee development and execution of strategic objectives to maximize growth and profitability for the Pompano Beach, FL-based company.

Prior to joining Southern Specialties, Reid worked in the equipment rental industry. His past responsibilities included managing regional sales teams and the lifecycle management of over $7.5 billion in assets.

"In recent weeks, Southern Specialties has announced two new additions to our sales team," Jennifer Walton, vice president and general manager of Southern Specialties, said in a press release. "Today, we are proud to announce this latest addition to our executive team. Jeff comes to Southern Specialties with a combination of skills and qualities ideally suited to help us fulfill our mission to provide exceptional service, quality and value to our customers. Jeff's history of success and significant operational, technical and leadership experience will help Southern Specialties maintain our company's position as a leader in the industry. We are committed to making investments that will translate into bringing Southern Specialties' customers the best possible service and our employees the best possible workplace"

Reid received his MBA in finance and international business from the University of Miami.