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September 03, 2015 12:28 PM ET

Food Products

Company Overview of Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc.

Company Overview

Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc. grows and supplies berries. The company provides raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and organic berries. It markets and sells its products through retailers. The company was incorporated in 1953 and is based in Watsonville, California.

345 Westridge Drive

Watsonville, CA 95076-4169

United States

Founded in 1953

Phone:

831-763-5100

Fax:

831-761-1090

Key Executives for Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Governance & External Engagement and General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East & Africa
Executive Vice President of Driscoll's of the Americas
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc. Key Developments

Driscoll’s Announces Management Changes

Driscoll’s announced CEO succession plans as J. Miles Reiter, Chairman and current CEO, communicated changes in the company’s leadership structure. Reiter announced that Kevin Murphy, current President and COO, will assume the CEO role effective April 1, 2015. Prior to his role at the company, Murphy held various strategic and executive roles with companies such as Fresh Express and Capurro Farms.

Driscoll's Appoints Tom O'brien as Senior Vice President, Governance and External Engagement and General Counsel

Driscoll's has announced the appointment of Tom O'Brien to the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Governance and External Engagement and General Counsel. Mr. O'Brien will join Driscoll's Global Leadership Team reporting to Kevin Murphy, President and COO. O'Brien will work closely with senior management as he oversees and endeavors to integrate such areas as contract negotiation, regulatory compliance, government affairs, corporate governance and the enforcement of the company's intellectual property. Most recently, O'Brien was the Principal in his private practice, which primarily represented food companies, trade associations and promotion boards. He was PMA's legislative representative in Washington, DC, and also worked on matters such as food safety, organics, domestic and foreign plant pest regulation, trade and labeling.

Driscoll's Announces Organization Changes to Support Global Growth Strategy

Driscoll announced changes in the organization to further advance their global business strategy. Foremost among the changes is the formation of a new global management team which will be completed by December 1, 2013. Kevin Murphy has been promoted to President and COO of Driscoll's. Mr. Murphy has been elevated from his current position as President of Driscoll's of the Americas. Leadership responsibility for the Driscoll's of the Americas business unit will be assumed by Soren Bjorn. Previously, Mr. Bjorn was Senior Vice President of Driscoll's International Business and Global Technologies including responsibility for directing its' business units in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as Australia. Mr. Bjorn will become an Executive Vice President in the new global management structure. The Driscoll's Global Management team will include: Kevin Murphy - President and Chief Operating Officer; Sean Martin - Chief Financial Officer; Lynne Oldham - Chief Human Resource Officer; David Sterry - Senior Vice President - Global R&D, Business Development and Strategic Planning; Soren Bjorn - Executive Vice President - Driscoll's of the Americas; and Theo Houwen - Senior Vice President - Driscoll's of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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