Lipman is thrilled to announce the appointment of Doug Miller as the new head of watermelon sales. With 22 years of experience in the produce sales sector and a deep-rooted history with Lipman, Miller is set to lead the charge in amplifying the company's watermelon distribution across the East Coast.
Miller embarked on his agricultural career at Lipman in 2001 as a scout in Florida. He swiftly transitioned into the sales department, dedicating 11 years to nurturing the company's growth and contributing to its enduring success. After his tenure at Lipman, Miller continued his career in the fresh watermelon business. In 2016, he established Legacy Produce, a watermelon grower and distributor in Florida.
Doug Miller is Lipman's new head of watermelon sales. Watermelon photo: Dupont Farm
Lipman has made the decision to expand its watermelon distribution. This expansion will provide year-round watermelon distribution through its growing network. Starting with the fall crop in South Carolina and then kicking off production in Florida during the winter and spring seasons, Lipman will offer a consistent supply of fresh watermelon.
"I am honored to lead the watermelon sales team and contribute to the mission of providing reliable produce to our valued customers. With our expansion plans, we are not only enhancing our offerings but also ensuring that our customers receive the best service in the industry," said Miller.
"We are confident Doug's extensive experience and dedication to the industry will help us achieve new heights in our watermelon sales,” said Bo Bates, president of farming. “This appointment is a testament to our commitment to delivering quality produce and strengthening our relationships with customers and partners."