Founder & President
Pat joined HRFD in 2003. He manages all domestic sales accounts, food shows, promotions, and sales orders. He brings a wealth of experience from working in the industry for 40+ years, both in wholesale and retail. He works closely with shipping and quality control to ensure timely deliveries and an excellent product.
Shipping and Receiving Manager
Gary joined HRFD in 1985. He is responsible for everything related to the packing house and the quality and appearance of our packed fruit. Gary is also in charge of outside fruit inspections, packaging ordering/inventory and supervises the employees in the packing house in order to ensure a quality pack. Gary formally worked as a New York State Inspector.
Michael Joined HRFD in 2018. He is responsible for sales and logistics coordination and
assists in daily operations including grower pack plans, inventory control and order fulfillment.
Jill joined HRFD in 2013. She is responsible for all accounts receivable, employee paperwork and is the Administrative Office Manager.
She has a degree in accounting and has managed various businesses throughout her career. She does extensive volunteer work with various local organizations.
Suzanne joined HRFD in 2014. She is responsible for monitoring all inbound and outbound fruit and sales through our traceability program, Envio. She is also involved in website maintenance, research, and marketing.
Rich joined HRFD in 2005. He is responsible for maintaining food safety & traceability, BRC program, grower inventories, in-house & grower inspections and grower pack-outs. He has worked in many different roles as he worked his way up to a management position for a major retail chain before joining Hudson River Fruit.
Mike joined HRFD in 2011. He is responsible for scheduling trucks, loading and unloading of shipments, overseas shipments and maintaining the CA (controlled atmosphere) rooms. Mike started his produce career in high school and continued working for a major retailer in produce for 13 years.
Liz joined HRFD in 2008. She is responsible for checking fruit quality and lot tagging all incoming raw fruit into inventory. She handles all labeling, inspection reports and tractability of packed fruit coming out of the packing house.
Donna joined HRFD in 2020. She is responsible for all accounts payable. She came to us with an extensive background in business. She enjoys reading, Biking hiking on her off time.
Marcela joined HRFD in 2018, She is our new inspector for all inbound and outbound product at all of our packing locations. She has years of experience working in apple packing houses and a background in food safety,