Oppy Senior Sales Representative Dan Wickland Retires; Brett Libke and Mickey Shaefer Comment
CHICAGO, IL - Golfing, fishing, and spending time with friends and family are but a few of the exciting activities that will soon fill Dan Wickland’s days as the Senior Sales Representative at Oppy has announced his retirement, effective April 15.
“The way we do business has changed, but at the heart of it, produce remains a relationship business—with growers, customers, and the people we work alongside every day,” Wickland said. “As my career has progressed, I’ve enjoyed spending time with the next generation of Oppy produce pros, instilling strong fundamentals, sharing experiences, and appreciating what everyone can bring to the table.”
Wickland joined Oppy in 2022 and has worked in the produce industry for over four decades, a release explained. As he moves into this next phase of his life, he is celebrating the opportunity for other industry members to grow into new roles with his departure.
Brett Libke, Senior Vice President of Sales, shared his appreciation for Wickland.
“Dan is a classic produce person, hugely knowledgeable about our products and the ins and outs of the business,” he commented. “He has been a steady influence on our team through many years and many changes, focusing on the details and getting the job done with humor, reliability, and style. We wish Dan all the best in his retirement.”
Mickey Shaefer, Sales Manager for Oppy’s Midwest region, also commented.
According to Shaefer, Wickland has “brought his unique brand of salesmanship to the organization. Dan is the longest tenured employee in the history of the Chicago office and has worn many hats during his time with the company, notably his contributions to the growth of Zespri™ kiwifruit, Oceanside Pole tomatoes, and JAZZ™ and Envy™ apples in our market area.”
Best wishes to Dan Wickland as he kicks off his retirement!