The U.S. Apple Association added several new members to its directorship in August.
The chairmanship moved from Mark Nicholson, from Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, New York, to Mike Wade from Columbia Fruit Packers in Wenatchee, Washington. Jon Alegria from CPC International Apple Company in Tieton, Washington, moved from secretary to vice-chair, and Mark Boyer from Ridgetop Orchards in Fishertown, Pennsylvania, became the new secretary.
Chris Alpers, from RedPath Orchards and Alpers Farms in Lake Leelanau, Michigan, became a new district director and will join the executive committee. Also new as district directors are Mike Dietrich, from Leo Dietrich and Sons in Conklin, Michigan, and David Douglas from Douglas Fruit Company in Pasco, Washington.
New regular directors on the board are Phil Glaize III from Glaize Apples in Winchester, Virginia, Craig Hinkle from Knouse Foods in Peach Glen, Pennsylvania, and Steve Smith from Yakima Fresh in Yakima, Washington.
Julie Bancroft from the Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board is the new state executive on the executive committee.