AgroFresh names Kent Shoemaker as Chairman of Board

Global leader in post-harvest freshness solutions adds former CEO of Lipman Family Farms

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. a global leader in post-harvest solutions for fresh produce, recently named Kent Shoemaker to its Board of Directors and appointed him Chairman of the Board.

“As we continue to expand our products and services for additional crops, we remain committed to helping our customers meet their post-harvest challenges at every step in the fresh produce supply chain,” said Clint Lewis, CEO of AgroFresh. “We are excited to welcome a leader like Kent who has walked in our customers’ shoes and has been a successful business leader with direct experiences in produce production and managing risk along the supply chain as produce travels from harvest to home.”

Until his retirement in 2023, Shoemaker was CEO of Lipman Family Farms for nearly 14 years, the largest open-field tomato grower in North America. The Immokalee, Fla.-based company provides year-round fresh produce through an integrated network of research and development, farming, processing and packing. Before Lipman, Shoemaker spent 26 years at FreshPoint, Inc., North America’s largest fresh produce distribution network, for the final 10 years as COO. Kent was part of the leadership team whose expansion efforts resulted in the sale of FreshPoint to Sysco Corporation.

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