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Columbia Marketing hires Jeff Niesz

Wenatchee, WA-based Columbia Marketing International, a shipper of conventional and organic apples, pears and cherries, announced the hire of JEFF NIESZ to its domestic sales team on May 7.

Mr. Niesz grew up on a family farm in Wapato and attended Washington State University where he majored in agricultural economics.

He has 16 Jeff-NieszJeff Nieszyears of experience in the produce industry, having previously worked for Beebe Orchards, which later became part of Dole Northwest, representing Washington shippers of fresh apples, pears, cherries and apricots.

“We are very pleased to have Jeff on board and look forward to him being a valuable member of our team,” CMI Domestic Sales Manager Steve Castleman said in a company press release.

“CMI is a great company to join and I feel privileged to be part of the domestic sales team,” Mr. Niesz added in the release.

He and his wife Jennifer have two children Haley 18 and Ben 15.