L&M taps experienced veteran for position in Northeast
L&M Cos., headquartered in Raleigh, NC, announced that it has hired Arthur O?Leary as marketing manager for its Northeast operations.
Mr. O'Leary will use his 25 years of experience with various industry associations to help build and enhance all the company?s produce segments in the New England and New York regions. In addition, he will be involved in advertisement planning, business programs and product development.
For nearly 20 years, Mr. O'Leary served as regional manager for the Northwest Pear Bureau. Covering Canada, metro New York, New Jersey and New England, he worked with retailers, brokers, wholesalers and foodservice accounts, and increased the pear products category by creating marketing promotions for both small and large retailers.
Prior to working for the Northwest Pear Bureau, he gained marketing and advertising experience with the Florida Department of Citrus as a merchandising representative.
In addition to his work history, Mr. O'Leary was a pioneer of the New England Produce Council, the region?s largest trade organization.
"I appreciate the privilege of working with L&M Companies," said Mr. O'Leary. "Everyone I speak with in the trade says that L&M is a professional organization. I know this will be a mutually successful relationship, and I hope to expand our opportunities with my years of experience in the Northeast."
"Mr. O'Leary brings 30 years of solid produce experience with the New England trade and an exciting new strength to L&M?s business in the region," said Keith Mathews, director of regional marketing at L&M. "Arthur will help L&M bring a new level of service to our customers in eastern Canada and the northeast U.S. We are honored to provide his expertise to help our clients drive their businesses forward."