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Howard Nager joins Progressive Produce as VP of business development and marketing

Progressive Produce has hired Howard Nager as its vice president of business development and marketing. howard

“We are excited to have someone of Howard Nager’s caliber and experience joining the company," said Marty Kamer, president of Progressive Produce. "Howard is an excellent fit with Progressive’s core values. He is an excellent collaborator and has remained customer focused throughout his career in fresh produce. His leadership will play a significant role in executing our strategy and achieving our vision.”

Nager brings over 36 years of business development and marketing experience within the produce industry. He joins Progressive from Sun Pacific located in Pasadena, CA, a major citrus company.

As the vice president of business development and marketing, Nager will build relationships in order to develop new business opportunities as well as strengthening the existing relationships with customers across the United States and Canada. With his extensive knowledge and passion for business, Nager will help mentor the sales team and work in the development and execution of strategic marketing strategies.

“I am extremely excited to join the team at Progressive Produce and feel that it is a great fit with my qualifications and personality," said Nager. "Progressive is well known for their innovative quality products, top-tier customer service and a dedicated work force focused on pursing excellence. There is a tremendous feeling of ownership within the organization and even a greater focus on the core values that are shared thoughts the company. I look forward to being a part of this dynamic growth.” 

Progressive Produce is a year-round grower-packer-distributor of fresh produce. It grows thousands of acres of potatoes, onions, asparagus and other fruits and vegetables throughout North and South America. Progressive’s goal is to be a valuable category partner in all commodities sold, provide outstanding service 365 days a year, and be recognized by customers as a critical factor in their success.