Grower-owned cooperative Oregon Cherry Growers has promoted Danny Weeden, who has been with the company for nearly 10 years in the role of VP and CFO, to EVP, GM and CFO.
In his new position, Weeden will manage operations in addition to finance, IT and supply chain functions for the cooperative, which supplies fresh, maraschino, dried and frozen sweet cherries, blueberries and other fruits to customers worldwide. This new position was created following the announcement that Steve Travis, current VP of operations, will retire this year after 25 years with the company.
Weeden has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry, managing multiple department functions, including finance, sales and marketing as well as operations. Throughout his career he has held senior positions with juice and fruit processors Olympic Foods and Seneca Foods and foodservice snack foods supplier Chef Reddy Foods.
“Danny has made many significant contributions to Oregon Cherry Growers over his tenure, including helping drive our cooperative’s financial performance, and I am confident he will continue to help us meet our growth and business goals,” said Tim Ramsey, president and CEO. “His prior experience in sales and operations positions coupled with his deep understanding and familiarity of the company’s business makes him an ideal leader for this role.”