Integrated Fresh Solutions, parent company to Fresh-Link Produce, LLC - a nationwide provider of grower products specializing in dry vegetables, tomatoes and fruit; and to third party transportation company Kool Logistics, LLC, has recently promoted Bob Harper to the role of Chief Operating Officer of IFS companies.
In Harper’s new role, he will oversee the operations of the multiple produce and transportation offices by supporting strategic plans in place, maximizing sales efforts, and reducing inefficiencies. The Company said it will be able to capitalize on Harper’s experience with produce programs for Fresh-Link’s growers and transportation commitments for Kool Logistics’ carriers while focusing extra attention to the supply side of the business as well.
Harper was hired by IFS in 2017 as general manager for Fresh-Link’s tomato division based in Monterey, California. In the fall of 2018, his role was expanded to the management of Fresh-Link West in Nogales, Arizona. According to Garry Rowe, President of IFS, “Bob’s contribution and commitment to our people, organization and customers has been invaluable. His can-do attitude is infectious, and we are looking forward to his leadership at IFS in this executive position”.
Based in New Jersey, Integrated Fresh Solutions is the parent company of Fresh-Link Produce, LLC and Kool Logistics, LLC, a third-party transportation company.