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Joe Caldwell to lead Giorgio Fresh after period of transition

Giorgio Fresh, a leading mushroom producer based in Blanton, PA, announced the hiring of Joe Caldwell. He will assume the role of president once Dave Carroll, current president of Giorgi Mushroom Co. and Giorgio Fresh Co., transitions toward retirement over the next nine months.

During the transition, Caldwell and Carroll will run the operation as a team. After that time, Carroll will remain with the organization in an advisory, technical and strategic role.

"Joe has been a leader in the industry for over 30 years, most recently as vice president of Monterey Mushroom,” Carroll said in a press release. “He is well known throughout our industry as someone who is excited and passionate about mushrooms and the mushroom business. His leadership skills, integrity and business acumen will fit well into the Giorgio organization. His vision of a bright future for our industry will build upon our successes and help continue the growth of our company well into the future.”

"Giorgio is an outstanding company made up of amazing employees, and I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Caldwell. “Over the last 30 years, Dave has led the transformation of this organization to be a leader in the mushroom industry and a company that he can be very proud of.”

"Giorgio’s best days are ahead and I am excited about the company’s future,” said Carroll. “I am very happy that I will be leaving Giorgio in what I feel are the best hands possible."