Board Members 2017-09-13T13:49:09+00:00

TIPA Board of Directors

OFFICERS & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN

Jimmy Garza
Jimmy GarzaBebo Distributing

VICE-CHAIRMAN

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

SECRETARY

Jed MurrayGeneral Manager, Tenaza Organics

TREASURER

Tommy Wilkins
Tommy WilkinsDirector of Sales, Grow Farms Texas

EXEC. 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.

PRESIDENT & CEO

Dante Galeazzi
Dante GaleazziTexas Int'l Produce Assn.

DIVISION CHAIRS

SHIPPER CHAIR

Trent Bishop
Trent BishopLone Star Citrus Growers

INTL TRADE CHAIR

Mark Santos
Mark SantosSantos International

BIMP CHAIR

Mary VelasquezFreska Produce

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Jed MurrayTenaza Farms

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Raul CanoGrande Produce

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Joseph BuntingUnited Supermarkets

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