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Houweling’s Tomatoes hires Kevin Batt

KEVIN BATT joined Houweling’s Tomatoes, based in Camarillo, CA, in November 2013.

Before joining Houweling’s, Batt represented the company via Oppenheimer, where he worked for 10 years managing its greenhouse category. Kevin-BattIn his new role at Houweling’s, Batt manages all the Canadian and PNW sales, as well as foodservice and sales abroad.

Batt has been working in produce for the past 13 years and loves being a part of the industry.

“I think the people of this industry are like no other —adaptable and with incredible vision,” he told The Produce News. “I have been so lucky to work with some amazing minds such as David Smith at Oppy and Mike Reed at BC Hot House. These guys are blueprints for success in this industry.”

Batt was born and raised in the Yukon Territory and moved to British Columbia when he was 15 years old. In his free time, he enjoys snowmobiling with his father and two brothers at their cabin.

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