Amaya named Lipman chief development officer

John Amaya
John Amaya

Immokalee, Fla.-based Lipman, the largest open-field tomato grower in North America, welcomed Northern Illinois University graduate John Amaya to its leadership team.

Amaya, as Lipman’s chief development officer, will manage the comapny’s international supply chain. He will also assist with the grower-shipper’s acquisitions and business strategies focusing on the vegetable category, according to a press release.

“We are fortunate to have someone of John’s caliber to fulfill this role,” said Kent Shoemaker, chief executive officer at Lipman. “His wealth of experience in international supply, along with his understanding of our industry, will assist us in continuing our growth strategy.”

Prior to joining Lipman, Amaya most recently worked as vice president of global food and consumable sourcing for Wal-Mart. In addition to Wal-Mart, Amaya has served in management and financial roles at Dole, Sara Lee, Abbott Laboratories and Deloitte.

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