Home Issue 2019-08-30 United Fresh Seeks Nominations For Lifetime Achievement Award

United Fresh Seeks Nominations For Lifetime Achievement Award


United Fresh Produce Association is seeking nominations for the United Fresh Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals who have made lasting contributions to the fresh produce industry through a lifetime of achievement.

The 2020 recipient will be honored and be the featured speaker at the Gala Dinner during the FreshStart Conference Jan. 14-16 at the Lowes Ventana Canyon in Tuscon, Ariz.

United Fresh CEO Tom Stenzel

“Throughout the produce supply chain, many have dedicated their careers to the advancement of fresh produce consumption,” United Fresh President and CEO Tom Stenzel said. “I look forward to honoring this year’s recipient during the FreshStart Conference in January as we kick off a year of delivering the fresh produce experience to children and their families.”

Past Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include:

  • Ron Carkoski
  • Hugh Topper
  • Bruce McEvoy
  • Rick and Tonya Antle
  • Mike Cavallero
  • Joe Procacci
  • Reggie Griffin
  • Frieda Caplan
  • Bob Grimm (posthumously)

This year’s honoree will be selected based on criteria including distinguished service to the fresh produce industry; significant impact they’ve made in their business, community and the industry overall; dedication and commitment to growing produce consumption and serving the next generation of produce consumers; and demonstrated achievements that have made a lasting difference for those who will follow in their footsteps.

To nominate an individual for the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award, visit www.unitedfresh.org. Nominations must be received by Sept. 6.

FreshStart is open to all United Fresh members for $295, with a non-member rate of $495. Participation in the Growing Up Fresh Golf Tournament is $300. For questions, contact Vice President of Education & Program Management Amanda Griffin at 202-303-3412.

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