Curry & Co., a year-round supplier of sweet onions, onions and blueberries, announced that Michael Hively has been named chief financial officer and chief operations officer of the Brooks, OR-based company.
"It's a pleasure to welcome Michael to our management team," Matt Curry, president of Curry & Co., said in the press release. "His background and expertise will be a valuable complement to Curry & Company as we move forward and continue togrow."
Prior to joining Curry & Co., Mr. Hively held positions with Pacific Tomato Growers, Del Monte Fresh Produce and Bland Farms, where he was the CFO and COO for nine years.
As CFO and COO at Curry & Co., Mr. Hively will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the financial management and administration of the firm. His expertise stretches from the field to the consumer and he's helping implement changes to make Curry & Co. more vertically integrated as a company.
"The opportunity at Curry & Company excites me," Mr. Hively said in the press release. "I've known Matt and several members of his core team for years, and they have a passion for produce and quality customer service. It's a fun and hard-driving culture, and I look forward to helping grow their business and delivering outstanding and delicious products to consumers both nationally and worldwide."
Mr. Hively is currently a trustee on the National Onion Association and also served on the Vidalia Onion Committee for 10 years, including three years as the chairman of the Vidalia Business Council.
In addition to its year-round programs, Curry & Co. has a seasonal Vidalia Sweet Carrot program and a seasonal West Coast blackberry program.