Food Northwest Has a New President
Food Northwest announced this month that its board of directors has appointed Mark Fountain as president. Fountain has already stepped into his new role as of March 18, 2019, after working nearly 20 years in the food industry.
He started his career at Nestle Potato (now J.R. Simplot) and worked at other food companies including J.R. Simplot, Welch’s, and Tree Top. Fountain was also a Food Northwest board member and recently served as Vice President of Operations at Oregon Fruit Products LLC.
“I am honored and excited to lead the association. I believe Food Northwest matters – it matters to Oregon, Washington, Idaho and to people that rely on our members to supply high-quality food. I look forward to advancing the Food Northwest mission and increasing membership value,” commented Fountain.
“We are pleased with Mark Fountain’s appointment. The board believes that he has the right operation, communication, and leadership skills to advance Food Northwest. We very much appreciate David McGiverin’s service to Food Northwest,” said Board Chair Debbie Radie, VP of operations at Boardman Foods.