The Packer Names Importer of the Year


With its Importer of the Year award, The Packer recognizes Jimmy Bassetti (left), president of J&D Produce, Edinburg, Texas, shown with his son, James, a production assistant at the company. Bassetti received the award March 7 during the America Trades Produce conference in McAllen, Texas.
Photo by Fred Wilkinson, The Packer

McALLEN, Texas — Jimmy Bassetti, founder and owner of J&D Produce Inc., Edinburg, receivedThe Packer’s 2013 Importer of the Year Award March 7 at the America Trades Produce conference.

“He has a really broad perspective about the industry,” said Bret Erickson, president of Mission-based Texas International Produce Association, which co-sponsors the event in cooperation with the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, Nogales, Ariz.

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