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WP Rawl Hires New Director of Plant Operations

BY: Jen Velasquez | DATE: August 05, 2014

August 5, 2014; Pelion, SC:As another step in the expansion of its team, WP Rawl, the largest grower, shipper and processor of leafy greens in the US, announced Jim Zurbey as its new Director of Plant Operations.

Zurbey began his career at Beckman Produce and then worked for Bella Fresh where he served as production and quality assurance manager. He also worked for River Ranch and Fresh Point before moving on to Taylor Farms where he held various positions, including purchasing and warehouse manager. Eventually he would hold the director of operations position at Taylor before coming to WP Rawl. He earned a B.S in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota.

In his new position at WP Rawl, Zurbey will oversee all aspects of plant operations, including organizing, directing and controlling the processing functions of the business. He will be responsible for the performance of all departments such as packing, warehouse management, order services, production, and shipping and receiving.

"Along with this being a great opportunity in something I enjoy doing, one of the things that drew me to WP Rawl is its culture," said Zurbey. "I really enjoy the family atmosphere they offer their employees."

For its part, WP Rawl is gratified to fill the position with someone as qualified and respected in the industry as Zurbey.

 "We are fortunate to have Jim as part of our team," said Ashley Rawl, vice president of marketing and product development for WP Rawl. "The skills he brings from past experiences in the produce industry are a great asset in helping us provide our customers with the quality we strive for every day."

About WP Rawl
Dating back to 1925, WP Rawl is a third generation family farm which has grown to become a grower/shipper/processor, specializing in year round bulk and value-added leafy greens and vegetables in the Rawl®, Nature's Greens®, and Versatile Veggies® brands.

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