Norfolk Fruit Growers Association announces transition

L-R:  NFGA team is Tom O’Neill, retiring general manager; Marshall Schuyler, president; Ryan Schuyler, director; Tanya Kiersebilk-Martin food safety and quality assurance coordinator; Tara Wilson, production manager; Hayden Dooney, general manager as of July 1, 2020.  Photo by Glenn Lowson.

After more than 36 years of dedicated service to the Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association (NFGA), Tom O’Neill has decided to step down, effective June 30, 2020. Hayden Dooney will assume the position of general manager, effective July 1, 2020.


O’Neill has agreed to serve as the NFGA’s past general manager/special advisor until December 31, 2020 to ensure an orderly transition of responsibility.


Well respected in the tree fruit industry, O’Neill is the past recipient of the Golden Apple Award and was the recent recipient of an award from the Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) in recognition of his contributions to the industry. In addition to his duties to the NFGA, he represented the industry at the Canadian Horticultural Council and served as the Ontario representative on the U.S. Apple Association. His community work includes a long-standing membership in the local Rotary Club and has held many positions of responsibility over his many years of involvement. 


Source: Ontario Apple Growers February 27, 2020 newsletter

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