Fresh Innovations Announces Tim Stejskal its New Chief Executive Officer
- by Anne Allen
STOCKTON, CA - It is with excitement and a forward-looking vision that a new face has arrived at Fresh Innovations. Tim Stejskal joins the team as the new Chief Executive Officer of the sliced apple and fresh-cut fruit innovator.
“Fresh Innovations is one of those companies to have truly continued to look at innovation as a means for healthy eating, and I couldn’t be more honored to have been chosen to lead the company,” Tim stated. “The opportunity ahead for Fresh Innovations is vast, but to capitalize on it, we must have laser focus, move faster, and continue to transform. A big part of my job is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative products to our partners, build upon the culture of the organization, and have fun while doing it too!”
The industry vet brings a distinguished 20-plus year career with Dole Fresh Vegetables and most recently as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Sales and Innovation.
In his new role, Tim succeeds Toby Cohen who was the Founder and President of Fresh Innovations since 2001, and a leader in expanding the sliced-apple category. Toby will continue with the company as the Chief Strategy Officer, according to a press release.
With such a remarkable career, Tim brings extensive experience, leadership, and team building in the produce industry and product development to Fresh Innovations.
“We are very excited about the addition of Tim to the Fresh Innovations team. His experience and skillset are a great match as we continue to build Fresh Innovations as a leader in the industry. This also allows Toby to focus his efforts on product innovation and development, amongst other things, as he did in building Fresh Innovations into the success that it is today,” said Greg Richards, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Arable Capital Partners.
Arable Capital Partners is an investment firm with a focus on the food and agriculture industry.
“I look forward to working with Tim to capitalize on our recent major new customer acquisitions in the retail segment and in developing successful new product offerings across all segments of our business,” Cohen expressed.
Congratulations to Tim Stejskal on joining the Fresh Innovations team and to the company on your continued growth and success!