Harold S. Edwards, a member of the Calavo Growers Board of Directors since 2006, will retire from the board effective Feb. 1 to devote more time to his duties as CEO of Limoneira Company.
“We appreciate Harold and his 16 years of service to Calavo and to the board. His contributions have been invaluable,” said Calavo Growers Board Chairman J. Link Leavens.
“Harold’s retirement will bring the size of our board to 10 members, down from a high of 13, which is more in line with a company of our size.”
“Calavo’s relationship with Limoneira as one of our valued suppliers remains strong, and we look forward to our continued work with Harold in his capacity as Limoneira’s CEO,” said Steve Hollister, interim CEO and member of the board of directors.
Santa Paula, California-based Calavo Growers Inc. is a global avocado supplier and provider of value-added fresh food serving retail grocery, food service, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors and wholesalers worldwide.
The company’s fresh segment procures and markets fresh avocados and other fresh produce, including tomatoes and papayas. The Renaissance Food Group segment creates, markets and distributes a portfolio of healthy, fresh foods, including fruit, vegetables and prepared foods. The Foods segment also manufactures and distributes guacamole and salsa.
Founded in 1924, Calavo’s fresh food products are sold under the Calavo brand name as well as Garden Highway, Chef Essentials and a variety of private label and store brands.
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