Scott Danner’s service at Liberty Fruit comes to end

Industry veteran Scott Danner is no longer chief operating officer at Liberty Fruit Co. Inc., Kansas City, Kan.

Danner joined the Liberty staff in September 2003 as executive vice president and later became the company’s COO. He said June 26 that he is looking at taking a different direction with his career path.

Officials with Liberty declined to comment.

Danner is chairman of the Finance and Business Management Council of the United Fresh Produce Association and is a member of the leadership council of the Produce Traceability Initiative.

While at Liberty, Danner chaired the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act working group for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, helping to develop a new fee schedule in 2009.

Prior to working at Liberty Fruit, Danner was director of produce procurement at Fleming Cos. Inc., Lewisville, Texas. Before that he spent 12 years at C&S Wholesale Produce, Hatfield, Mass., where he was vice president.