Sugar City, ID – Potato industry veteran, Tron Crumley, joined Sun-Glo of Idaho in Sales, effective April 15, 2019. “My career has been single-mindedly focused on the potato industry. I am also the grandson of Idaho potato farmers, so selling potatoes is in my blood.” Crumley’s dedication to his own family led him to Sun-Glo where the tight-knit, Crapo family’s reputation as a quality grower, packer & shipper are beyond reproach. “Sun-Glo’s level of customer service makes a positive difference to the bottom line. I¹m looking forward to being an integral part of this service-forward, family-oriented business, working closely with the Sun-Glo team to unlock further sales opportunities.”
Crumley joins the Sun-Glo of Idaho team with nearly 25 years of potato industry experience having lead sales of both fresh and dehydrated potatoes for Idaho-based produce companies like Nonpareil, RPE and most recently Pro-Heath. Now, in his new role, Crumley will build upon Sun-Glo¹s retail, wholesale and foodservice sales programs. Crumley is a self-professed competitive person, enjoying the challenge that is the ever-changing potato industry. “I love that each season brings something new; different volume, sizes and quality. Couple that with the changing landscape of the industry, and the possibilities are endless.”
“Tron’s deep industry knowledge and connections will help us fulfill our ongoing mission to serve our customers by delivering extraordinary customer service and quality potatoes,” said Sun-Glo’s Vice President of Sales Jill Cox. “As a fourth generation farmer, we understand the importance of fresh potatoes to the retail and foodservice industries and strive to innovate our fresh product portfolio. Tron¹s leadership and experience will help us deliver even more value to our customers. The Crapo family enthusiastically welcomes him to the Sun-Glo team.”
Sun-Glo of Idaho is a partner of Fresh Solutions Network®, LLC. “We are delighted to increase the sales and customer service capabilities of the Network with Tron’s new position at Sun-Glo,” says Kathleen Triou, President & CEO of Fresh Solutions Network. “We are constantly evolving, elevating customer service standards and pushing innovation boundaries. Tron is a great fit.”
About Sun-Glo of Idaho®: Established in 1974 by five Southeast Idaho potato growers. The Crapo family solely owns Sun-Glo since 1999. The Crapo’s produce quality, Idaho Potatoes for four generations. Sun-Glo, located at the base of the Teton Mountain Range and three miles North of Rexburg, Idaho, on the fertile Snake River Plain produces “The best potatoes in the World!” Sun-Glo is one of the largest Idaho potato shippers and with our modern facility having the capacity to run more than 2.5 million cwt each season, Sun-Glo truly is a leader in the potato industry and is known for consistent quality under its Sun Supreme label. Sun-Glo of Idaho is a member of the Fresh Solutions Network®, a leader in fresh potato and onion products under the Side Delights® and A Cut Above® brands.
About Fresh Solutions Network®, LLC: Fresh Solutions Network (FSN) is the exclusive supplier of Side Delights® branded potatoes and onions. FSN is a group of family-owned growers and shippers who choose to work together to make the potato and onion industry better for everyone. FSN helps fresh potato and onion buyers grow their categories, maximize category investment, and increase sales. FSN delivers category insights, collaborative innovation, and customized assortment. Fresh Solutions Network, LLC partners are: Sterman Masser, Inc. (Masser Potato Farms and Keystone Potato Products in Sacramento and Hegins, PA), Michael Family Farms, Inc. (Urbana, OH), Basin Gold Cooperative, Inc. (Pasco, WA), Green Thumb Farms, Inc. (Fryeburg, ME), Red Isle Potato Growers, Ltd. (Prince Edward Island, Canada), NoKota Packers, Inc. (Buxton, ND), Sun-Glo of Idaho, Inc. (Sugar City, ID) and Mack Farms (Lake Wales, FL).