January 12, 2016 – Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has added Alan Temple as a managing director where he will serve clients in the produce and food sectors.
Mr. Temple’s background includes a two decade long career with B&W Quality Growers, Inc., a producer and distributor of branded and wholesale leafy greens with international distribution. As president and CEO of B&W, he led the company in growth and profitability, and positioned it for sale in 2015. Previously, his career at B&W included the roles of director of packing operations, VP of sales, and chief operating officer.
Prior to joining B&W Growers, Mr. Temple held senior sales positions with Georgia Pacific, Butler Paper, Unisource, and Kimberly Clark Corporation. He is the current chair of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, and has served on the boards of the International Fresh-Cut Produce Association, United Fresh Produce Association, and the Indian River County Farm Bureau.
“Produce today is an international business. Alan’s outstanding background and experience is a perfect match with Kincannon & Reed’s status as the only executive search firm with global coverage of the produce sector,” said Greg Duerksen, Kincannon & Reed president. “Alan has been intimately involved in all aspects of the produce business including growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, food safety, HR, sales and marketing, research and development, and physical plant design and construction. His judgement and experience bolsters our ability to bring fresh talent to clients in the produce and perishables sectors.”
Last month, Kincannon & Reed named Phillip Osborne as a managing director in Australia / New Zealand. His background includes CEO and CFO positions in the FMCG, beverage, food and food ingredients, and agribusiness sectors. In addition, he led turnarounds and recovery efforts on behalf of private equity firms and has consulted in the fields of genomic research, food manufacture, and aquaculture.
Founded in 1981, Kincannon & Reed focuses exclusively on the food, agribusiness, and life sciences sectors and serves clients from its offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media