Orchard View Taps Mike Omeg to Lead its Business Operations Department
THE DALLES, OR - Orchard View is continuously positioning itself for fast-moving growth, aiming to secure its place as one of the industry’s top cherry suppliers. The grower recently made a change to its leadership team in order to achieve this goal, promoting Mike Omeg to lead its business operations department.
“Joining Orchard View has been an exciting opportunity for me to bring my knowledge and expertise to a professionally managed family farm,” Omeg said. “I have enjoyed helping the team meet the new challenges of a growing business and ever-changing cherry industry.”
As Director of the new department, Omeg brings extensive industry-specific experience and a passion for cherry farming to a division focused on data analysis, safety, and compliance while exploring potential opportunities for future development.
According to a press release, the promotion follows a 2018 partnership between Omeg, owner of Omeg Orchards, and Orchard View—although the relationship between the produce powerhouses dates back to 1923. Orchard View believes Omeg’s formal horticultural education, including a master’s in entomology from Oregon State University, and many years of cherry experience, will help inform the future direction of the company.
“Throughout our long history, Orchard View always prefers to recruit from within, especially as our company continues on its growth trajectory,” President Brenda Thomas said. “We are therefore proud to welcome Mike Omeg to the management team, and we are confident that he will help us navigate the increasingly complex considerations in the industry thanks to his multifaceted background.”
Focusing on enhancing efficiency, volume, and quality, Orchard View’s season is only an eight-week window, emphasizing the necessity of streamlining operations to meet increasing demand for the company's high-quality cherries, which are grown over approximately 3,200 acres. Orchard View and Oppy, a premier grower, marketer, and distributor of fresh produce around the world, recently celebrated 10 years of a fully integrated partnership that utilizes the compelling value proposition of both industry leaders.
Congratulations to Mike Omeg on this exciting new role!