United Fresh names Vache VP supply chain
The United Fresh Produce Association has appointed Dan Vache to the newly created position of vice president of supply chain management, effective Jan. 19.
In this role, Vache will oversee the Washington-based trade group’s Supply Chain Logistics and Technology Program, covering fresh produce logistics challenges such as transportation, cold chain management, information technologies, traceability, facilities management, energy efficiency, and packing and packaging needs.
Vache started his career in 1971 with Ryan Instruments, a technology company catering to the grower, shipper and packer industries. He was promoted to vice president in 1984. From 1998 to 1999, he served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service Cold Chain Market Assessment teams traveling to the Philippines, Thailand and Brazil and working on methods to improve sales of U.S. agricultural products by addressing cold chain constraints.
In 1999, Ryan Instruments was sold to Sensitech, where Vache continued to lead the company’s food division sales. In 2006, he headed the company’s entry into radio frequency technology, successfully implementing systems in the United States and Chilean perishable markets, in addition to numerous pilot programs throughout the world.
At United Fresh, Vache will work from a new office to be established in the Pacific Northwest.