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DAVID FEDERLE joined Miami-based Dave’s Specialty Imports as a sales executive, effective Feb. 6.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Federle held various positions with Southern Specialties, Ayco Farms, Central American Produce, Chiquita and Del Monte.

Mike Bowe, vice president of Dave’s Specialty Imports, said in a press release, “We are thrilled to have David join our team. He’s known our family for a long time and he understands how we do business. As our company grows, we have to be sure we have the right people in the right positions, and we know David is going to be a great fit.”

“By bringing many years of experience and knowledge in the industry, it is my number one goal to contribute to the on-going success and growth of this family organization which is well-known for its tradition of quality, consistency and integrity," Mr. Federle added in the press release.

Dave’s Specialty Imports has built its business on importing blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. The company has expanded over the last 10 years to include berry supply throughout the domestic season, and has recently announced new plans to bring in other seasonal commoditities such as grapes, citrus and avocados.

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