Yuma grower to receive Award of HonorGary Pasquinelli, chief executive officer and co-owner of Pasquinelli Produce Co., will be the Award of Honor recipient Nov. 4 at the Western Growers Association annual meeting in Las Vegas.

The trade group’s 89th annual meeting is scheduled for Nov. 2-5 at the Bellagio Hotel.

Pasquinelli has been a grower-shipper for more than 50 years. His Yuma, Ariz.-based company has grown vegetables for Dole Fresh Vegetables, Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc., Steinbeck Country Produce and Fresh Express since 1993.

The company also grows and markets its own line of seedless watermelons.

Pasquinelli is a Western Growers Association board member and former chairman.