April 3, 2024
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Calavo Growers president resigning for job at FreshRealm


Santa Paula-based Calavo Growers President and Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Catchot will resign on Jan. 6 and be replaced by Lecil Cole, according to a Dec. 19 Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Catchot will take on a senior management position with FreshRealm, which Calavo holds a 46 percent ownership interest. FreshRealm is a Ventura-based company that provides an online platform for home meal delivery.

Cole will continue to serve as the avocado and fresh produce grower’s CEO and chairman of the board in addition to his role of president.

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