Long-term produce industry leader launches Dawn Gray Global Consulting

Dawn Gray, a well-respected produce industry expert, announced the creation of her own firm, Dawn Gray Global Consulting.

The international consulting firm will represent clients across the globe and help them with their strategic growth plans. Ms. Gray will also coach executive teams on effective internal and external communications, building their brands and executing effective sales and marketing plans that get results.

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Ms. Gray has 36 years of industry experience and has worked for some of the top organizations in the world, including The Oppenheimer Group, Turners & Growers — Enza International, BC Hot House Foods Inc., Central California Orange Growers Co-op and Sunkist Growers Inc. Ms. Gray has helped companies increase sales, reduce market based and overhead costs and create operational savings.

"Dawn is well known in the produce industry — both domestically and internationally — as a strong communicator," Al Vangelos, retired president and chief executive officer of Sun World, said in a press release. "She has excellent contacts on both the buyer and seller side of the business. Having personally worked with her in the past, I can attest to the fact that she is a champion of change, whose knowledge, contacts and vision in the industry could benefit [a] team in problem solving and growing [a] business."

Ms. Gray is known as a motivational leader with big-picture vision. She is also highly regarded for her profound industry knowledge, tenacious commitment to corporate goals, creative thinking and exceptional teambuilding, planning and execution skills.

"Having worked with Dawn over the years, her ability to connect at all levels of the produce business will be a true advantage for anyone in the produce industry who is looking to create a positive environment for change and growth," Reggie Griffin, retired corporate vice president of produce and floral merchandising and procurement of Kroger Stores,said in the release.

"Dawn has 36 years of domestic and international experience in the produce industry, which makes her a quick study," David Lawrence, president and CEO of Holtzinger, said in the release. "She can quickly grasp the scope of the business and instantly add value. She immediately connected with my team and saved us months of time-a true asset in taking us to the next level."

As Ms. Gray Global Consulting opens its doors, Ms. Gray is looking forward to serving clients. "I have tremendous passion for the industry and have been coached by some phenomenal people throughout my career," Ms. Gray said. "I am excited to be opening my own firm and representing my clients with 36 years of experience and knowledge to support me." 

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