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Calavo Growers, the US fresh-produce supplier, has announced a series of management changes – including in the positions of chairman and CFO.

The California-based business, which in January appointed a new CEO, today (10 March) unveiled a new chairman and a new chief accounting officer.

James Gibson, who formally succeeded Lee Cole as Calavo’s CEO last month, said: “We anticipate making additional announcements in coming weeks about other additions to senior management. I look to Calavo’s future with excitement and enthusiasm. These outstanding team members will bring energy and leadership that will help drive the company forward in coming years.”

Link Leavens has been named Calavo chairman, also succeeding Cole in the role. Leavens’ roles have included president of the Farm Bureau of Ventura County in California.

Calavo also announced the appointment of Joel Silva as corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Silva had been division controller for the company’s fresh and foods divisions. He replaces James Snyder, who resigned to join a company in the financial services sector.

Gibson said Calavo had started a search for a new CFO to succeed John Lindeman, who has accepted a position at a hydroponics company. “John made a very significant contribution to Calavo, and we look forward to seeing his success at the new venture he has joined,” Gibson said.

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