Canada-based Group Courchesne Larose has nominated Danny Dumas as president of Courchesne Larose USA.
Dumas will oversee the company’s interests and investments in the United States and abroad. In the United States, the Group produces and markets conventional and organic produce under the Green Earth Produce—The Organic Label brand and is a partner in Dandrea Produce (Vineland, NJ). Group Courchesne Larose also has investments in Central and South America.
Most recently, Dumas spent 22 years at Del Monte Fresh Produce, holding various positions in Canada, the United States and Europe. He began his produce industry career in 1989 with Dole Fresh Fruit Co.
“We are very excited to welcome Danny to the Courchesne Larose family. He arrives with considerable experience and knowledge of the North American marketplace. We look forward to his contribution to our ongoing growth, as we pursue diversification of both our supplier and customer bases,” said Michel Routhier, owner of Courchesne Larose. “Danny will also have a seat on the Dandrea Produce board of directors, as well as our family board in Canada. We also intend to fully support Danny as he assumes the role of chairman of the board of the United Fresh Produce Association.”
“Being from Montreal, I have been a keen observer of Courchesne Larose’s growth and evolution over the past decades and I am extremely proud to join the Routhier family and their team. I am certain my experience within our industry will help with the company’s future growth and accomplishment of its goals,” said Dumas.