Brooks, Ore.-based Curry & Co. Inc. continues to expand with the opening of an office in the Southeast U.S.and the hiring of fresh produce industry veteran Mike Harmon as regional marketing manager.

Curry & Co. opens Southeast office


“Mike’s broad range of experiences was exactly what our team was looking for,” Matt Curry, president, said in a news release. ”He has a great passion for the produce industry and business development, and with the launch of our Vidalia Sweet Carrot program and our expanding sweet onion programs he’ll be a great fit.”

In the past four months, Curry & Co.:

  • Added Todd Mauritz as the company’s international grower representative based in South America;
  • Acquired Statesboro, Ga.-based Gerrald's Vidalia Sweet Onion Inc.’s packing facility;
  • Launched the Vidalia Sweet Carrot line; and
  • Hired Mike Klackle as vice president of berry sales.

Harmon, who will be based in Birmingham, Ala., comes to Curry & Co. after nine years with Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash.

Previously, he was with Sun Pacific Shippers, Los Angeles; California Day Fresh Foods Inc., Glendora, Calif.; and was vice president of wholesale operations for Chiquita Brands International Inc., Cincinnati.