PMA Weninar Series

Produce Marketing Association’s Foundation for Industry Talent is launching a webinar series geared toward young professionals that will provide insights on general business practices, industry related issues and human resource topics to help them reach their career development goals. The webinar platform will provide an intimate setting for participants to interact with industry experts.

Registration is open for the first webinar of the series that will focus on the challenges and steps required to move produce from its packing location through the supply chain to a store or restaurant. A number of topics will be covered, including various temperature and humidity requirements of each commodity, transportation and storage challenges, value-added processes and all of the various paths produce can travel from the field to a store or restaurant.

Webinar series details:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 12 p.m. EST

The Ins and Outs of the Produce Supply Chain
Hosted by: Ed Treacy, vice president of supply chain efficiencies, PMA
Everything you wanted to know about operations and logistics but were afraid to ask
Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EST – Save the date

State of the Produce Department
Hosted by: Raul De La Piedra C., associate buyer, Wakefern Food Corp.
Retail perspectives on industry issues, initiatives and current topics
Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12 p.m. EST – Save the date

Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, and Millenials
Hosted by: Seth Mattison, BridgeWorks
Approaches to generational issues in the workplace
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12 p.m. EST – Save the date

POs to Partnerships
Hosted by: Paul Grothe, Vice President Business Development, Diversified Restaurant Systems
How to use effective sales and marketing strategies to become a partner for your buyers, not just a vendor

About PMA Foundation for Industry Talent (PMA Foundation)

The PMA Foundation for Industry Talent was founded in 2006 by Produce Marketing Association, the leading trade association for the produce industry. The PMA Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation providing produce companies with unique programs to attract, develop and retain the produce industry’s most valuable resource — talented people. The PMA Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a quality workforce for the industry, and making a positive difference in the lives of current and future produce professionals by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success.

About Produce Marketing Association (PMA)

Produce Marketing Association is the leading trade association representing companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing business solutions that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption. For more information, visit   Ω