D’Arrigo California celebrates Andy D’Arrigo's 100th birthday
A century of resilience, vision and unwavering commitment to excellence come to the forefront as D’Arrigo California celebrates the remarkable 100th birthday of Andy D’Arrigo. Born Feb. 1, 1924, Andy witnessed the growth and evolution of the family business throughout his lifetime. With roots dating back to the emigration of his father and uncle from Messina, Italy, in 1907, the company has become a symbol of dedication, hard work and a commitment to quality.
Andy's illustrious career is marked by a legacy of innovation, strategic leadership and a profound passion for the produce industry. During his years of guidance, D’Arrigo California flourished into a renowned brand, and his vision set the standard for excellence in the field. As the charismatic face of the Andy Boy brand from the age of 3, he became a symbol of trust and authenticity. His image gracing the company's label is a testament to the values he instilled in the business and the connection he maintained with customers over the years.
The company said the centennial celebration is an opportunity for D’Arrigo California to reflect on its rich heritage and express gratitude for the enduring impact of Andy D’Arrigo's leadership. The company will honor this milestone with a series of commemorative events, highlighting key moments from Andy's tenure and the company's history.
"Reaching 100 years is an extraordinary achievement, and my dad is a living legend whose contributions to our community, company and the produce industry are immeasurable," said John D’Arrigo, Andy’s son and current president, CEO and chairman of the board. "His dedication, resilience and foresight have helped shape D’Arrigo California into what it is today, and we are immensely proud to celebrate this momentous occasion with him."
The company said Andy remains an inspiration to generations within the D’Arrigo California family, and his impact will continue to resonate for years to come. The company looks forward to honoring his legacy and embarking on the next chapter of success, guided by the principles that Andy so passionately upheld throughout his remarkable career.