Florida Sugarcane Industry Strengthening From Within
According to Tony Contreras, President and CEO of the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, the organization is fortunate to have many talented professionals on board. In seeking to recognize and reward that talent, three members of the executive staff recently received noteworthy promotions.
- James M. Shine Jr. has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the Agricultural Division. Shine joined the Cooperative in 1997 as head of the Agricultural Research Department and was named Vice President of the Agricultural Division in 2008. Shine has received numerous awards for his contribution to the Florida sugar industry, Florida agriculture, as well as international recognition for his work.
- Matthew L. Roberts is now Assistant General Manager in the Executive Office Department. Roberts joined the Cooperative in 2011 as Manager of Special Projects. Prior to joining the Cooperative, he had related experience at Westinghouse, Allied Signal Aerospace, and U.S. Sugar Corp.
- Michael Michuda’s new role is Engineering Manager in the Executive Office Department. Michuda joined the Cooperative in 2014 as Project Engineer. Previous to joining the Cooperative, he provided consulting services to a number of entities including the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
“We take great pride in being able to make these internal promotions and recognize the value they bring to the Cooperative’s future,” Contreras stated.