Don Patella has joined the marketing team of Columbia Marketing International. Patella, who is working from his home state of Arizona, will manage key retail accounts, develop promotions, and help customers strengthen their produce categories.
Patella worked for Kroger for more than 20 years in various management and supervisory positions. He was most recently regional merchandiser for four Kroger divisions spanning 14 states.
CMI is a grower, shipper, and packer of cherries, apples, pears, and organic tree fruits based in Wenatchee, Washington.