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Flavor 1st Growers & Packers Inc., based in Hendersonville, NC, hired DAN JONES as general manager.

In his new position, Mr. Jones is in charge of the company’s packing and storage facility, as well as overseeing 300 employees.

Before joining Flavor 1st Growers, Mr. Jones worked in the citrus industry in Florida for 30 years. His prior experience includes being an operations manager and export sales manager for DNE World Fruit Sales and Seald-Sweet International.

Having grown up on an apple farm in North Carolina, Mr. Jones already feels at home in his new role.

“It’s coming back to my native area,” he said. “I love it.”

Mr. Jones has been working in the produce industry for a total of 35 years. He is CSCP-certified, as well as HAACP-certified. He is also a professional pilot and flight instructor of airplanes and gliders.

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