Paramount Citrus Honored by United Fresh at Washington Conference

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Fri. September 12th, 2014 - by Jordan Okumura-Wright

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Produce Association has honored Paramount Citrus as the Produce Industry Advocate of the Year this week at The Washington Conference.

David Krause, President of Paramount CitrusUnited Fresh Produce Association President and CEO Tom Stenzel presented the prestigious award to David Krause, President of Paramount Citrus.

Paramount Citrus has been a leader in the public policy arena at United for many years,” Stenzel said. “Their consistent support of United’s public policy programs, including sponsorships at The Washington Conference and United’s annual conventions, demonstrates the commitment of Paramount Citrus and their partners in the Roll Corporation for advancing produce industry priorities here in Washington, D.C.”

Paramount Citrus has been a long-time leader in the public policy arena, serving on several of United’s boards and councils, including United’s Board of Directors, according to a press release.  Executives from Paramount have also been major supporters of the United FreshPAC.

The company has consistently sponsored events at United’s annual Washington policy conference and is also a major supporter of United’s Lets Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative.

The United Fresh Produce Industry Advocate of the Year Award pays special recognition to one United Fresh member each year that serves as an advocate for the entire produce industry.  Previous winners include:

  • 2013 - Del Monte Fresh Produce
  • 2012 - Four Seasons Family of Companies
  • 2011 - Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association; National Watermelon Association
  • 2010 - C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • 2009 - Pro*Act, LLC
  • 2008 - Walter P. Rawl & Sons
  • 2007 - New York Apple Association, Inc.
  • 2006 - Sunkist Growers, Inc.
  • 2005 - L & M Companies
  • 2004 - Produce for Better Health Foundation
  • 2003 - Tanimura & Antle

Congratulations on the honor, Paramount Citrus!

Paramount Citrus

United Fresh