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Westmoreland hires Jimmy Coppola

JimmyJIMMY COPPOLA joined Leamington, ON-based Westmoreland Sales’ TopLine team as an account manager in February.

In his new role, Mr. Coppola will be handling commodities such as greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, Bell peppers and a long line of specialty products. He also recently took on the marketing responsibilities for TopLine.

Mr. Coppola has been in the produce industry for around four years and has been involved in the greenhouse industry, in one aspect or another, for over six years. He first got his start in the greenhouse industry as a young child, assisting family and friends with their greenhouses — from picking fruit to transplanting plants and even assisting in the construction of greenhouses. It was his connection and passion for greenhouses that ultimately led him to a career in produce.

“After deciding to depart from my prior employer to seek out new opportunities, it came to my realization that I enjoy the greenhouse and produce industry and I felt I still had much to offer,” he told The Produce News. “So I met with the team and owners of TopLine and instantly knew this was a great company to join.”

Outside of work, Mr. Coppola is passionate about animals, music and films. He is particularly interested in the film industry and hopes to one day direct and release a feature film. “And with a last name like mine, I am hoping my foot is already in the door,” he added.  

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