Lipman Family Farms Announces Search for CEO Successor as Kent Shoemaker Prepares to Retire; Larry Lipman Shares

Wed. June 1st, 2022 - by Chandler James

IMMOKALEE, FL - Plans have been set in motion to find a new Chief Executive Officer at Lipman Family Farms. The news came earlier this week when current CEO Kent Shoemaker announced his intent to retire next year. The 13-year Lipman member will remain in his role until the CEO transition is complete.

Kent Shoemaker, Chief Executive Officer, Lipman Family Farms“It has been my honor to lead Lipman Family Farms and a pleasure to work with some of the most exceptional people in our industry,” said Shoemaker. “We have a solid leadership team in place, and I am confident that they will work with the next CEO to uphold Lipman’s values and trajectory of growth and expansion. This process started last July as part of a two-year succession plan. It will be seamless.”

The company’s succession committee will work with Korn Ferry, a global management consulting firm, to identify a successor, according to a press release. Shoemaker will reportedly continue leading the company during this transition process.

Plans have been set in motion to find a new Chief Executive Officer at Lipman Family Farms

Despite the many challenges we faced over the past two years, Lipman’s leaders and employees maintained a resiliency and ability to persevere future success. As the company takes this new path forward, Lipman is committed to continuing this tradition.

Larry Lipman, Chairman of the Board, Lipman Family Farms“On behalf of Lipman’s Board of Directors, leadership team, and employees, we want to thank Kent for his years of dedication, impact, and service to the company,” said Larry Lipman, Chairman of the Board. “Kent has led the company through a phase of accelerated growth, solidifying its role as an international leader in tomato and vegetable production. As CEO, he has spearheaded significant achievements across our business, including eight strategic acquisitions.”

Congratulations to Kent Shoemaker on his retirement!

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