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Bob Mast, the new president of CMI. Courtesy of CMI

Bob Mast, the new president of CMI.
Courtesy of CMI


Columbia Marketing International (CMI), based in Wenatchee, Washington, has appointed Bob Mast as company president. He succeeds Glady Bellamy, who died suddenly two years ago. Stuart McDougall served as interim president.

Mast joined CMI, one of the state’s largest tree fruit shippers, in 2003 as director of marketing and became vice president of marketing six years ago. He has a bachelor’s degree in management from Arizona State University and had extensive training in marketing and category management.

Mike Wade, an owner of CMI and member of the board, said Mast, who was already in a key leadership role, was the only candidate considered for the position.