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Sunsweet Growers Names Brad Schuler CEO

April 25, 2024
After 25 years with the organization, Schuler replaces Dane Lance.

Brad Schuler, who’s been with Sunsweet Growers Inc. for 25 years, today was named CEO, replacing Dane Lance, who is stepping down after nearly 35 years.

Schuler, who was COO, becomes the fourth consecutive CEO to be hired from within “having observed and assimilated the collective learning of the previous three CEOs,” the company announcement said.

Sunsweet, founded in 1917, is owned by a cooperative network of more than 180 growers. Its prunes are its largest and most successful global brand but it also markets a small handful of other fruits as well as prune juice.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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