MONTEREY, CA — The annual PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo, held July 25-27, here, was hailed as a resounding success, drawing approximately 1,900 attendees, including around 600 buyers, who toured 201 exhibits on the sold-out show floor at the Monterey Conference Center. According to PMA, attendance from foodservice distributors was among the highest in recent years, with U.S. Foods, Sysco, Produce Alliance, Pro-Act and Coastal Sunbelt Produce all well represented.
Nick Fullmer, Beau Stoddard, Scott Mickelsen, Steve Wasden and Clint Day of Rigby Produce.
Amy Grolnick, Craig Kelly and Allie Brake of IFCO.
Danyel O’Connor and Lorie Donnelly of Good Foods.
Stephen Abend, Dandee Hale and Rulon Robinson of Nonpareil.
Michael Jenks and Wes Ranchel of ReedTMS.
Alvaro Obregon and Enrique Obregon of IPR Fresh.
Fiona McLean of DelFresco.
Nicole Rumsey, Cameron Kerbs and Derek Peterson of Wilcox Fresh.
Steven Bell, Stephanie Browder, Elisabeth Zuerker and Erick Coronado of Avocados from Mexico.
Leslie Simmons and Mike Bowe of Dave’s Specialty Imports.
JP Surerus, Stephanie Bench and Dick Thomas of Potandon Produce.
Anthony Catania of Pro-Act with John Vlahandreas and Kevin Stanger of Wada Farms.
Representing the Idaho Potato Commission at the PMA Foodservice Expo were Alan Kahn, Armand Lobato, Jamie Bowen, Stanley Trout and Matt Brigotti.
Karen Brux and Susan Hughes of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
Nick Kingston, Mike Anderson, Richard Connelly and Christie Sommers of Kingston.
Kristina Lorusso and Gary Caloroso of Giumarra.
Emily Fragoso, Kristen Reid and Jerry Butt of the Mixtec Group.
Representing the Idaho Eastern Oregon Onion Committee was Jason Pearson.
Atanasio Panousopoulos, Otilio Garavito, Danny Doyle and Sam Capin of Delta Fresh.
Dave Santucci, Greg Sagan and Bob Besix of Giorgio Fresh.
Megan McKenna of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
Kathleen Triou and Chip Callahan of Fresh Solutions Network.
Dino Dilaudo of Westmoreland.
Taylor Deaton, Dan Hawkins, Mark Durfee and Jeff Nelson of Giltner.
Ashley Brophy and Cathy Lin of Specialty Produce.
Nando Marquez and Marliese Ward of Lakeside Organic Gardens.
Kristin Shafer, Vince Mier and Laura Hastie of The Nunes Co.
Bill Andersen, Ashley Van Dam and Grant Longstreet of The Fresh Food Group/Sun Rich Fresh Foods.
George Henderson and Josh Estebane of West Pak Avocado.
Josh Underseth, Donny Lucy and Marco Hernandez of Del Rey Avocado.
Jim Auchard and Brian Miller of Prime Time International.
John Wirawan, Bridget Boskovich and Rebecca Gragas of Boskovich Farms Inc.
David Perie and Alyssa Wilson of Rijk Zwaan.
Lourdes Vasquez and Adriana Fortune of Gourmet Trading Co.
Alison Pilcher, Carmen Placensia, Mark McBride and Tami Gutierrez of Coastline Family Farms.
John Battle, Ryan Lockman, Brian Klumpp and Sarah Quakenbush of North Bay Produce.
Luke Scurich and Jerry Summers of CBS Farms.
Pat Simas and Jeff Olsen of The Chuck Olsen Co.
Bruce Knobeloch and Mike O’Brien of Monterey Mushrooms Inc.
Kelsey Crusha, Ashley Pipkin and Christa Schuck of Tanimura & Antle.
Katie Veenstra and Mark Bacchetti of GloriAnn Farms.
Isabel Freeland of Coast Tropical, Angela Serna and Tim Beerup of the National Mango Board, and Mary Velasquez of Coast Tropical.
Jackie Long, Jordan Crum, Sarah Rodriguez and Jill Overdorf of Naturipe Farms.
Derek Sampley, Derek Hernandez, Danielle Zapien, Kenny Kataoka, Fernando Sanchez and Mario Gonzales of Melissa’s.
Gary Zych, Jay Zimmerman and Bob Haarhues of Crunch Pak.
Jena Carpenter and Alexander Klatt of Silver Creek Software.
Michael Stewart and Dino Iacovino of Altar Produce.
Dan Avina, Roberta Boscolo and Jenny Henningsen of Royal Rose.
Devin Lybbert, Monte Gray, Lori Payne, Brian Debban and Kaylene Hankinson of River Point Farms.
Keri Rush, Nick Rush and family of Nichols Farms.
Chris Deoudes, Kim Fellom and Mariella Rugama of Pacific International Marketing with Omar Moreno of Daylight Foods.
Pete Harnandez, Shane Moreno and John Lukasko of Misionero.
Dave Rooke, Melina Leiji-Stevens, Aaron Bailey and Julie Galyan of Bolthouse Farms.
Ericca Trost, Steven Gill, Megan Jacobsen and Teri Trost of Gill’s Onions.
Ande Manos, Ramona Chavez, Michelle Lopez, Rocio Munoz and Matt Hiltner of Babe Farms.
Sergio Noriega, Chris Hallee, Michelle Roberts, Chris Bunch, Debbie Anderson, Julie Laughton, Jeff Oppenheimer and Evan Giuliani of Taylor Farms.
Alexei Rudolf, Dave Cruz and Kim Kurata of California Avocado Commission.
Jason Minici, Anthony DeAngelis and Eric Kraus of Christopher Ranch.
Tony Incaviglia, Danny Canady and Phil Swim of GR Fresh.
Brett Libke, Chris Ford and Jim Leach of Oppy.
Rick Bravo, Hilda Medina and Joe Angelo of Ocean Mist Farms.
Germaine Newstead and Paul Newstead of Superfresh Growers.
Paul Mocettini and Lauren Loiacono of Muzzi Family Farms.
Cindy Wong, Zach Biko and Robin Baumer of The Tofurkey Co.
Nick Conforti (second from left) of C&C Produce, with Ryan Easter, Kevin Steiner and Doug Hearran of Sage Fruit Co.
Jan Garrett of CDS Distributing with Jim Leach, Chris Ford and Brett Libke of Oppy, and Jeanette Hertzler of Double Date Packing.
Andy Bruno and Kyle Lane of Westfalia Fruit Marketing.
JF Gamelin and Jessica Brady of Okanagan Specialty Fruits.
Oscar Guzman, Dominic DeFranco and Veronica Rodarte of Progressive Produce.
Kathy Stephenson and Neil Fersugon of Pear Bureau Northwest.
Chris Hansen and Tom Dunaway of Premier Produce Services.
Mike Oliverio, Glen Williamson, Charles Etheridge, Jacob Dobler, Manuel Diaz and Fernando Ramirez with Field Fresh Farms.
Rebecca Westby and Toni Jones of Oregon Fruit Products.
Chad Amaral, Shannon Aliotti, Cody Ramsey, Morgan Tinari and Matt Amaral of D’Arrigo California.
Brian Scott, Shay Myers, Blake Branen and Angela Williams of Owyhee Produce.
Ken Horowitz, Lex Camany, Joyce Camany and Ana Paco of The Salad Farm.
Ken Horowitz of The Salad Farm and Garrick Macek of California Specialty Farms with Lex Camany of The Salad Farm and James Macek of California Specialty Farms.
Adriana Wright and Sergio Alvarez of Martinez & Sons Produce.
Qi Lou, Xingpeng Du, Su Jian Chang, Hao Yan and Jie Cai of Shiitake Mushrooms.
Brittnie Hammack and Denver Schutz of Gerawan Farming.
Jay Angulo, Jeremy Lane, Lori Hickey, Matthew Heitt and Tim Baloian of Baloian Farms, with Scott Birmingham of Sysco Central California.
Todd Rainey and Dave Tucker of Custom Produce Sales.
Jason Ottolini, Yosel Stallings and Toby Cohen of Fresh Innovations California.