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   Zespri Appoints New Operations Manager For North America
by Zespri International
Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:01AM EST

ORANGE COUNTY, CA –  Zespri continues to staff the North America office to meet the growing demand of its successful SunGold Kiwifruit, which has revolutionized the kiwifruit category with its tropical-sweet taste and longer shelf life. Jason Donaldson has been hired to oversee Zespri operations of the Americas.

“I’m excited to join the Zespri team and take on this new role as Zespri expands throughout the Americas. We are building our team to become a 12-month brand in this region so that consumers can enjoy SunGold Kiwifruit all year,” said Donaldson.

Prior to joining Zespri, Donaldson has spent over 20 years in operations management in a variety of food and beverage categories ranging from carbonated beverages to sushi. He most recently worked in speciality produce at Freida’s. Donaldson has vast experience in multi-site management across multiple states along with large work force management.  He started his career with 10 years in-store experience and over 10 years of vendor experience from direct-store delivery systems to warehouse and production management backgrounds.   


Zespri International exports premium kiwifruit to 59 countries and is recognized as one of the world's most successful horticulture marketing companies. Based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Zespri is 100 percent owned by current or past NZ kiwifruit growers, and employs around 500 people in New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The Zespri brand is the global leader in premium quality kiwifruit.  On behalf of 2,500 growers in New Zealand and 1,200 growers based elsewhere, Zespri manages kiwifruit innovation and supply management, distribution management and marketing of Zespri Green, Zespri SunGold and Zespri Organic. For more information on Zespri North America, please visit                      

Source: Zespri International 

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