LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., a grower-owned agricultural cooperative, today announced the promotion of Dan Crocker to Vice President, Cooperative Development.
In this role Crocker will oversee the development of Ocean Spray’s business and cooperative strategies by leading the agricultural supply and operations teams as well as cooperative communications, grower relations and sustainability teams. He will report to Ocean Spray’s President and Chief Executive Officer Randy Papadellis.
Crocker joined Ocean Spray in 2007 as a Senior Attorney in the Cooperative’s Legal Department. In 2009 he was promoted to Director, Assistant General Counsel and was responsible for advising on legal and strategic issues across the organization as well as managing a broad range of day-to-day business and legal issues.
In 2013, Crocker was named Director, Cooperative Supply where he was responsible for the Cooperative’s supply strategy, grower and industry communications, and managing relationships between the Cooperative and its Grower-Owners.
“Dan’s promotion to Vice President is in recognition for his outstanding performance and leadership in key cooperative strategies,” said Papadellis. “Dan works tirelessly on behalf of our Grower-Owners and we look forward to his leadership as we work to further strengthen and grow the Ocean Spray Cooperative for the future.”
Prior to joining Ocean Spray, Crocker served as Director, Corporate & Litigation Counsel for Brooks Eckerd Pharmacy. He received his B.A. from Drake University and his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.
About Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world’s leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the North American bottled juice category. The cooperative’s cranberries are currently featured in more than a thousand great-tasting, good-for-you products in over 90 countries worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 cranberry receiving and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business in a way that respects our communities, employees and the environment. In fiscal year 2013, Ocean Spray posted gross sales of $2.2 billion and net proceeds of $380 million. For more information visit www.oceanspray.com or our corporate blog at www.insidethecranberry.com