Amerifresh Names Jim Richter to Lead Operations as President and CEO
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – National produce marketer, Amerifresh, has announced long-serving industry veteran Jim Richter as its new President and CEO.
“Jim has proven success in all of the areas we know are important to help drive Amerifresh’s business forward, we are excited to have him join the SGA Family of Companies,” said Slade Stewart, Services Group of America (SGA) Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, in a recent press release.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of SGA, Amerifresh cited Richter’s industry experience with large grocery and retail chains as paramount to his placement within its company. Stewart said that Richter’s breadth of experience supports the company’s model for providing high quality produce in a demanding industry.
A 32-year veteran of the industry, Richter has held previous leadership roles in store operations, produce, and perishables at big name companies such as HEB, Marsh Supermarkets, and Randalls/Tom Thumb. Most recently, Richter served as CEO for Wilcox. Richter also served 10 years on Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Boards, for Exposition and as Convention Chairman.
“His ability to provide exceptional customer service, build teams and coach Associates is a great fit with our culture,” finished Stewart.
From all of us at AndNowUKnow, congratulations to Jim Richter on the new position.