Bland Farms Names Bryce Edmonson as CEO

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The sweet onion category leader announced today the appointment of Bryce Edmonson as Bland Farms’s new CEO, effective on January 13, 2013. Mr. Edmonson brings more than twenty-five years of industry experience to the nationally recognized sweet onion company and replaces Bruce Peterson who has served as interim CEO since July 1, 2011.

Our family business has grown in 30 years from a small farm in Georgia to a farm that has sites across the US and internationally. Bryce has a great deal of experience helping multi-site farms like ours grow and we’re excited to have his leadership.

The sweet onion category leader announced today the appointment of Bryce Edmonson as Bland Farms’s new CEO, effective on January 13, 2013. Mr. Edmonson brings more than twenty-five years of industry experience to the nationally recognized sweet onion company and replaces Bruce Peterson who has served as interim CEO since July 1, 2011. Peterson will remain on the Bland Farms board of advisors.

Mr. Edmonson spent 18 years with Del Monte Fresh Produce before starting an agribusiness consulting company in 2005 dedicated to helping position companies for growth. He has served on the Bland Farms board for the last three years and also currently serves on several other food company boards. During his time at Del Monte, Edmonson was in charge of leading the North American organization and was integral in growing the operation from $400 million to $1.2 billion in sales.

Bland Farms Owner and President, Delbert Bland, believes that Edmonson is a perfect fit for the family owned and operated company, “Our family business has grown in 30 years from a small farm in Georgia to a farm that has sites across the US and internationally. Bryce has a great deal of experience helping multi-site farms like ours grow and we’re excited to have his leadership.”

Remaining a family farm and serving customers is of the utmost importance to Mr. Bland and with the guidance and leadership of Edmonson Bland’s hope is to continue growing the business steadily while remaining 100% customer focused. “Bryce understands that the success we’ve had over the years is due to the fact that we’re a small family farm at heart”, said Bland. “Our customers are like family and that won’t change because that’s who we are.”

About Bland Farms
Headquartered in Glennville, Georgia, Bland Farms is the largest grower, packer, and shipper of the world famous Vidalia® sweet onion and is a supplier of sweet onions year-round. Visit http://www.blandfarms.com for more information.

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