The Oregon Cherry Growers, Inc., a member-owned fruit cooperative, named Timothy Ramsey as their new president and chief executive officer. Ramsey, with experience leading companies and launching new products, was most recently chief operations officer for La Terra Fina USA. Before that, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Pacific Foods of Oregon.
Ramsey succeeds Edward Johnson, who retired at the end of 2012 after serving as president for more than a decade. Ramsey’s appointment was effective November 26.
Oregon Cherry Growers, with headquarters in Salem and a second plant in The Dalles, produces fresh sweet cherries for domestic and international markets. It is also one of the largest sweet cherry processors of all types of cherry products: maraschino, frozen, brined, glacé, ingredient, dried, and canned. Additionally, the cooperative is a supplier of dried blueberries.