Wegmans' Vice President of Produce and Floral Dave Corsi Becomes Center for Produce Safety's Incoming Chair for Board of Directors
WOODLAND, CA - Always one to advocate for the produce industry, Wegmans' VP of Produce and Floral Dave Corsi is adding yet another hat to his collection. The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) recently announced Corsi as its latest Board Chair.
“I am truly honored to be an integral part of the Center for Produce Safety, an organization whose sole mission is to improve food safety in the global produce industry. Because of CPS’s leadership and dedication supporting the health and well-being of consumers, research and implementation of best practices in the area of food safety will continue,” Corsi said.
Corsi brings 32 years of expertise from his role with Wegmans' produce deparment to CPS’s table. In his current role, he is responsible for procurement, merchandising, design, fixturing, and pricing—all of which will funnel experience into his new position with CPS.
“CPS is fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers who bring their time, expertise, passion and perspectives. We have been well-served by outgoing board members and thank them for their service. Chairman Corsi has assembled a great team for this next year. It has been an honor and a privilege to lead the board of directors since 2016, and I look forward to continuing participation,” Markon Cooperative’s Tim York, Corsi’s predecessor as Board Chair, shared.
According to a press release, officers elected to the Board of Directors, in addition to Corsi, are the following:
- Mike Stuart, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association - Secretary
- Bob Whitaker, Produce Marketing Association - Treasurer
Continuing their term through June 30, 2021 are:
- Jimmy Bassetti, J & D Produce
- Tony DiMare, DiMare Fresh
- Natalie Dyenson, Dole Fresh Vegetables
- Steve Kenfield, HMC Farms
- Drew McDonald, Taylor Fresh Foods - Technical Committee Chair
- Stephen Patricio, Westside Produce
- Toby Purse, Lipman Family Farms
- Tim York, Markon Cooperative
The organization outlines its goal as uniting industry, government, scientific, and academic leaders in a partnership that works toward produce safety. The CPS Board of Directors provide guidance to ensure produce-specific food safety questions are answered with science-proven results.
Thanks to Corsi for once again advocating for the produce industry!