The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, Nogales, Ariz., has appointed a search committee to find a successor to president Jesse Driskill.

The committee is composed of Nogales shippers Chris Ciruli of Ciruli Bros., Jaime Chamberlain of JC Distributing, Alejandro Canelos of Apache Produce Imports, Martin Ley of Del Campo Supreme, Matt Mandel of SunFed, Miky Suarez of MAS Melons and Grapes and Kip Martin of Coogan & Martin PC, according to an association news release.

The search committee is finalizing a job description and soliciting resumes from candidates. At the same time, the association is writing a new strategic plan outlining the group’s mission and goals.

Driskill, who had led the association since March 2008, left in November to become operations manager of the Nogales office of Meyer LLC.

FPAA forms president search committee