DiMare Fresh Expands Leadership Roles for Tony and Scott DiMare
FORT WORTH, TX - Getting ready to ring in its 94th anniversary in the business, DiMare Fresh is celebrating with a few changes to its leadership ring. Recently, the distributor revealed that Tony and Scott DiMare will assume expanded roles.
Both men have served as served as Vice Presidents of DiMare Homestead and DiMare Ruskin, and Tony also served as an Executive Vice President for DiMare Fresh. Growing their responsibilities, Tony will continue to serve Florida locations in addition to becoming President of DiMare Fresh, and Scott will take up the role of President of DiMare Ruskin.
Throughout his time in the industry, Tony has led and served on many committees and Boards, according to a release. He is a former Chairman and currently serves as a Director for the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, Florida Tomato Committee, Florida Tomato Exchange, and Florida Tomato Growers Exchange.
In addition to these organizations, Tony also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Center for Produce Safety and is a Council Member for the the University of Florida’s IFAS - Gulf Coast Research & Education Center Advisory Council and the Tropical Research Education Center Advisory Council.
Tony’s brother Scott has led the tomato farming for the company since the DiMare family expanded into the Ruskin region in 1993 and was responsible for developing and managing the farming operation. During this time, he has actively been a part of the development of various seed varieties through research trials with other partner seed companies and programs.
Scott has also worked alongside the University of Florida to address disease and pest issues challenging the Florida tomato industry and testified before Congress about these issues.
Paul DiMare, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented on these leaders’ expanded roles and their impact on the company.
“As a father, it has been rewarding to watch my sons, Scott and Tony, grow up in this industry. They started around the same age as I did and for many years now have been key to our success in growth and sustaining our business during challenging times,” he said. “I am confident in their abilities and excited to see them assume greater responsibilities. I will remain actively involved in the company, as well as my foundation and this community. I am confident that Tony and Scott, our third Generation, will bring continued success to DiMare, and I am very proud to see them grow in their new positions.”
Best of luck to Tony and Scott DiMare as they continue down the path of leadership!