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Sarasota, FL-based Global Organic/Specialty Source Inc. hired JEFF PATTERSON as director of sales and business development.

JeffMr. Patterson has been working in the produce industry for over 30 years. He first got involved by packing groceries for a supermarket chain in Illinois. Two weeks after he began, he was assigned to work in the produce department and he’s been in the business ever since. Prior to joining Global Organic, he ran the Texas operations for L&M Produce.

Mr. Patterson has served on the board of directors and the board of directors for the retail division for the Produce Marketing Association.

He currently resides in Bradenton, FL, with his wife, Vicki. The couple has three children, Whitnee, Christopher and Tyler.