Never straying too far from The Great Lakes as he moved around, Dan was born in Chicago, Illinois and currently lives there now. While attending Harper Junior College he was hired at an importer who happened to work with some of the same growers as Oppy. After going through the Chilean grape scare of 1989, a memorable and chaotic moment in his career, Dan was hired at Oppy almost 17 years ago.
A cornerstone of Oppy’s signature branded organic produce line, OriginO tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers will be featured at the full service fresh produce marketer’s booth at the upcoming Organic Produce Summit.
Both Oppy and Orchard View are rejoicing in more ways than one as another fast-paced, top-quality season got underway—which includes raising a glass to their decade-long union.
“We are very proud to be celebrating our 10th year as the exclusive marketer of Orchard View cherries,” said James Milne, vice president of marketing, categories and business development at Oppy. “We’ve established a strong partnership and it’s been a great fit because their season is only an eight-week window, they can capitalize on Oppy’s 52-week presence of meeting the top retailers in North America.”
Born in Thailand, Mai moved to the United States when she was six years old and currently lives in Visalia, CA. She majored in criminology at California State University but ultimately decided the field was not for her and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. “You can say what I currently do at Oppy is somewhat like forensic accounting,” she joked.
Participating in the West Coast Cycle for Sight for the sixth time, team Oppy picked up four new riders this year. Our original cyclist, Doug Grant, who holds deep passion for the cause as his wife Sherry has macular degeneration affecting her central vision, couldn’t make it this year because he was out of town.