Wish Farms Executive Set For Semi-Retirement

Chuck HollenkampChuck Hollenkamp, executive VP of fresh sales for Wish Farms, a Plant City, FL-based year round strawberry and blueberry grower-shipper, has semi-retired and will be taking on a seasonal role assisting the grower relations team.

Hollenkamp, who joined Wish Farms in 1985 as a warehouse manager, took on many different roles throughout his career with the company, which eventually led to managing the sales department. He will remain involved with the company on a seasonal basis with his new focus geared towards grower relations; specifically the Florida strawberry and Kirby cucumber deals.

Gary Wishnatzki, president of Wish Farms, credits Hollenkamp with being instrumental in helping the company grow and establish itself as one of the industry’s top berry marketers. “Chuck has been with us for almost 30 years and has become a part of our family,” Wishnatzki said. “His field experience and established grower relationships will transition nicely into his new seasonal role. We are grateful he will remain a part of our team.”

James Peterson, sales manager, now heads the Wish Farms sales department.

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