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Lipman hires Glenn Davis as director of western operations

Lipman, one of the larger field tomato growers in North America, has hired Glenn Davis as director of western operations. With more than 30 years of experience in fresh produce, Davis brings an abundance of industry knowledge and executive expertise to his role.

He will oversee the region’s business development and expansion into retail and foodservice supply chains. He will also guide the growth of Lipman’s western division through product line expansions for all types of produce.

The previous owner and president of an independent California produce company, Davis most recently served as a regional vice president at Freshpoint.

“Glenn offers the ideal combination of fresh produce expertise and executive leadership skill,” Kent Shoemaker, chief executive officer, said in a press release. “We’re confident he will lead his region with forward-thinking strategy, helping to expand our western division presence in all aspects of retail and food service.”

A resident of Ripon, CA, Davis will be based at Lipman’s office in Manteca, CA.