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PAETON BANGART joined Chelan, WA-based Chelan Fresh Marketing in December.

In his new role at Chelan Fresh, Mr. Bangart will handle a full line of domestic sales.

Prior to joining the company, he owned a winery and vineyard in Chelan that he ran full time for the past five years.

Mr. Bangart has been working in the produce industry on and off for the past 20 years. His family has been farming in the valley for over 80 years. When he was younger, Mr. Bangart said he would spend the summers working in his grandfather’s orchard.

Mr. Bangart obtained a bachelors of science business degree with double majors in marketing and finance from Central Washington University. He currently resides in Chelan with his two children, ages eight and nine. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, boating and snow skiing.

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