TIPA Board of Directors

OFFICERS & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN

Jimmy Bassetti
Jimmy BassettiPresident of J&D Produce
Jimmy is the President of J&D Produce, Inc. (est. 1986) and is on the Advisory Board of the Texas A&M Vegetable & Fruit Improvement Center (VFIC), and a member of the Texas Vegetable Association.

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Jimmy Garza
Jimmy GarzaBebo Distributing

SECRETARY / TREASURER

Craig Slate
Craig SlateGeneral Manager Texas, SunFed Produce
Over 20 years in produce. My produce career began with Chiquita in 1992 and prior to SunFed 9 years with IFCO

EXEC. COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Dante Galeazzi
Dante GaleazziCrescent Fruit and Vegetable

PRESIDENT & CEO

Bret Erickson
Bret EricksonPresident & CEO
Texas International Produce Association

DIVISION CHAIRS

SHIPPER CHAIR

Trent Bishop
Trent BishopLone Star Citrus Growers

INTL TRADE CHAIR

Mark Santos
Mark SantosSantos International

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Jed MurrayTenaza Farms

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Mary VelasquezCoast Tropical

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Tommy Wilkins
Tommy WilkinsDirector of Sales, Grow Farms Texas

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

William Hollis
William HollisRegional Sales Manager, International Paper Company
Bill has been serving the produce industry in Texas and Mexico for over 25 years. In addition to his current service on the TIPA board, he previously served from 2000-2004.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Hugh TopperH-E-B Grocery

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Steve CargilCargil Farms

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Dan EdmeierV.P. Sales, Sicar Farms
31 years in the Industry

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Heriberto VlaminckPresident, Triple H Produce

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Alan BradshawPro-Health, LLC

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Bernie J. Thiel JrPresident / CEO @ Sunburst Farms
Engaged wholesale produce business since 1972 as a grower / shipper

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Jeff LucasIEH Laboratory

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Lawrence KromanI. Kunik Company

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Ed BertaudCHEP