About Us

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) was created in 1942 by a group of industry leaders who shared a vision to expand the Texas produce industry. These industry pioneers understood that by working together they would be able to reap greater benefits, thus TIPA was formed to represent the business, economic, and political interests of Texas-grown fruits and vegetables.  In 2012, in response to the rapidly evolving needs of its members, TIPA’s mission was further expanded to address the issues and opportunities surrounding the importation and marketing of foreign grown produce that was being shipped through Texas ports.

Who Belongs to TIPA

  • Growers

  • Import Shippers

  • Domestic Shippers

  • Specialty Shippers

  • Distributors

  • Allied Material and Service Providers

  • Municipal / Government

Board of Directors

Each year, a 17-19 member board of directors is elected by the association’s membership. The board is comprised of members from varying geographic areas in Texas; as well as, members from each of the different membership categories. The board’s primary responsibility is to establish priorities and goals for the association.

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Meet Our Team

TIPA has a professional staff with over 60 years of combined experience in the produce industry. Staff members serve on a variety of state and national committees, councils, and coalitions.

Dante Galeazzi
Dante GaleazziPresident & CEO
Lilly Garcia
Lilly GarciaOffice Manager
Hector Garza
Hector GarzaIndustry Relations