CMI Orchards Names Ellie Tucker as New Sales Account Manager; Steve Castleman and Bob Mast Comment
WENATCHEE, WA - A new Manager is taking over at CMI Orchards in the form of Ellie Tucker. The treefruit expert will be the grower’s newest Sales Account Manager, bringing 20 years of experience to the fold.
“I’m so excited to be a part of the CMI team. It’s really like being part of a family here,” said Tucker. “CMI’s outlook on the future with sustainable orchards and technologically advanced operations, new variety development, and strong retail partnerships are all incredibly motivating. I find myself very lucky to join a company with so many wonderful opportunities for growth and innovation on the horizon.”
Poised for tremendous growth this season and in the coming years ahead, the team at CMI Orchards continues to expand with Tucker picking up the reins, as she brings a wide breadth of expertise as she follows in the footsteps of her late mother, who sold fruit for numerous Washington apple producers. It was her mother’s encouragement that inspired Tucker to fall in love with the fruit industry.
As Tucker noted in the release, CMI brings a diverse portfolio of conventional and organic mainline and proprietary varieties to our industry.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Ellie Tucker on board,” Steve Castleman, Vice President of Sales, warmly shared on the newest addition to the CMI sales team. “Not only does she bring with her immense knowledge and experience, but she also has a proven track record of building strong relationships and bringing innovative ideas to the table. From the beginning, it was evident that Ellie would be a huge asset to our team.”
Tucker began her position at CMI on August 7. She believes it’s going to be a fantastic opportunity to team up with retail partners looking for the very best varieties all available under one roof.
CMI’s President, Bob Mast, stated that Tucker’s passion for sales and her genuine enthusiasm for embracing new opportunities made the choice to add her to the team incredibly easy.
“Ellie’s roots run deep in the Wenatchee Valley, and her decades of experience in the industry—along with her passion and genuine enthusiasm for embracing new opportunities—make her the perfect fit for CMI,” noted Mast.
Congratulations, Ellie Tucker, on your new position!