As DiMare begins its 94th year, Paul DiMare, CEO and President, announces that Tony and Scott DiMare will assume expanded leadership roles in the family business. Prior to today’s announcement both Scott and Tony have served as Vice Presidents of DiMare Homestead & DiMare Ruskin and Tony served as an Executive Vice President for DiMare Fresh. Tony will continue his responsibilities with the Florida locations and expand his role in DiMare Fresh to serve as the President. Scott DiMare will lead the Ruskin operations as the President of DiMare Ruskin.
In announcing the promotions, Paul DiMare commented, “As a father, it has been rewarding to watch my sons, Scott and Tony, grow up in this industry. They started around the same age as I did and for many years now have been key to our success in growth and sustaining our business during challenging times. I am confident in their abilities and excited to see
them assume greater responsibilities. I will remain actively involved in the company, as well as my foundation and this community. I am confident that Tony & Scott, our 3rd Generation, will bring continued success to DiMare and I am very proud to see them grow in their new positions.”
Tony has led and served on numerous industry committees and boards during his career. He is a former Chairman and continues to serve as a Director for: Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA), Florida Tomato Committee (FTC), Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE), & Florida Tomato Growers Exchange (FTGE). Additionally, Tony currently serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Center for Produce Safety (CPS), as well as being a Council Member for the University of Florida’s IFAS – Gulf Coast Research & Education Center Advisory Council and the Tropical Research Education Center Advisory Council.
Scott has led the tomato farming since the family expanded into the Ruskin area in 1993 and was responsible for developing and managing the farming operations. He has actively participated in the development of various seed varieties through research trials with partner seed companies and other programs. Scott has also worked closely with the University of Florida to address key disease and pest issues challenging the Florida tomato industry and testified before Congress to address these problems and other issues.
About DiMare Fresh
DiMare Fresh is a provider of value-added distribution services in the form of repacking, ripening, consolidation and delivery of refrigerated food, specializing in produce and floral. We are proud of the DiMare name and reputation of integrity that was originally built as a repacker and tomato grower and is now expanded through our service and distribution network.