VP of Categories: Apples, Pears, Cherries & Global Exports

Based in Vancouver, B.C., David manages all aspects of Oppenheimer’s apple and pear category, along with our cherry procurement and marketing programs. As well, he oversees exports for all products originating in North America. David's career in produce began in 1993 at the New Zealand Apple and Pear Marketing Board. He became West Coast marketing manager for ENZA International in Seattle, Washington in 1995, and was instrumental in building demand for the New Zealand Braeburn apple in North America.

In 1997, David became ENZA's Singapore-based marketing manager for Northeast Asia. He took on his current role at Oppy in early 2001, focusing on introducing ENZA JAZZ™ and Envy™ apples to the North American market, and establishing a foothold for Washington-grown Pacific Rose™ in Asia.

David was honored as one of Produce Business Magazine's 40 Under 40 in 2008. He holds a Bachelor's degree with honors in international management and marketing from Waikato University in Hamilton, New Zealand.