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Trent Bishop joins J&D Produce as VP of sales

Trent Bishop, a former executive at Lone Star Citrus Growers in Mission, TX, has joined J&D Produce in Edinburg, TX, as vice president of sales. J&D Produce is international grower, packer and shipper of HoneySweet onions, greens, cabbage and melons.Trent-Bishop

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring someone of Trent's caliber and experience to help solidify J&D's future plans for growth and success," said Jimmy Bassetti, president and chief executive officer of J&D Produce. "He personifies the Little Bear Brand: integrity, respect for people, dedication, passion and hard work. Trent is all that and more, and I look forward to his leadership and vision as part of the J&D family."

"Over the last few years, we have done a tremendous amount of work in preparing our organization for sustained growth and success," added James Bassetti, vice president of operations at J&D Produce. "Trent is going to fill a critical role in those plans, refining processes and developing programs that fulfill our customers growing needs, now and into the future."

"I have known Jimmy Bassetti for 25 years, and I have watched from afar with great respect as he methodically built the Little Bear brand and HoneySweet label into the well-known and respected brands that they are today," said Bishop. "J&D Produce is a world-class organization and I could not be more proud to be a member of this amazing team. I look forward to helping lead the company forward by combining my experience and skill set with what is already an industry-leading staff, commitment to quality and year-round supply of premium product."