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IFPA Elects New Officers, Welcomes Four New Board Members

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The International Fresh-cut Produce Association has elected new leadership to its 2005 board of directors, and welcomed Robert J. Whitaker, Ph.D., a senior executive at NewStar Fresh Foods, LLC, as its new chairman.

Joining the IFPA board as new officers are Mark Miller, president/owner of Fresh From Texas/Energy Sprouts, Inc., as vice chairman, and Matthew Caito, director of marketing for Caito Foods/Freshline, as secretary/treasurer.

Four new members, who will serve three year-terms, were also elected to the board, including Gary Black, president, Condies Foods, Inc.; Parker Booth, v.p., food service division, Fresh Express, Inc.; Bob Jenkins, c.o.o., River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC; and Tom Spohn, v.p. of operations for Club Chef, Inc.

Outgoing IFPA board members Phil Riggio, Aunt Mid Produce Co., and Marvin List, Del Monte Fresh Produce, concluded their three-year term at the end of 2004.
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