A new addition to the J. Berry team has been announced: Tom Bloomer, the new General Manager.
Tom comes to the grower from Paris Island, South Carolina but grew up a Buckeye in Niles, Ohio before heading to the Naval Air Technical Training Command to study avionics. He has served as the COO of Definitive Design supporting Joint Strike Fighter Development, as the Global Director of Flowserve and Global Director of Franklin Valve, managing process and regulatory requirements across multiple manufacturing facilities in Italy, Germany, UK, Dubai, China and India.
Tom, his wife, son and daughter have all served in the military. But a love of the land and plants have been at the core of their family life. Tom's wife runs the family farm where they homestead, raising livestock and gardening. They have around 500 animals including a pet wild pig named Jessie.
With Tom's hands-on agriculture and horticulture lifestyle combined with his precision process expertise, global participation and background beyond the green industry, he'll bring a fresh perspective and insight that J. Berry feels will help its brands to evolve and grow to reach an entirely new level of business success.
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