Oregon Cherry Growers has named Chantal Wright as its new vice president of sales and business development. Wright will lead product development, business strategy and sales growth for the grower-owned cooperative.
“Chantal is a proven sales leader in the channels our cooperative serves and has a well-deserved reputation for building strong relationships,” said Oregon Cherry Growers CEO and President Tim Ramsey. “Her emphasis on strategic selling and her ability to plan for growth make her an ideal leader for our sales and business development efforts at a time when we are poised for expansion.”
Wright worked for the past seven years as director of vegetable sales for fruit and vegetable supplier RainSweet Inc. and, since 2012, concurrently managed regional sales for the industrial and foodservice divisions of frozen and specialty food company White Toque Inc. She previously was a manager driving business development and overseeing regional sales managers for Norpac Food Sales LLC.
Founded in 1932, Oregon Cherry Growers comprises nearly 60 family farmers on 40,000 acres of land in the Willamette Valley and along the Columbia River Gorge. The cooperative is one of the largest producers and processors of sweet cherries in the world.