Sep 19, 2023DiMare appoints Jeff Dolan president of DMB Packing
Jeff Dolan has been named president of DMB Packing.
Formerly operations manager for the DiMare Inc. company, Dolan will oversee growing, packing and shipping of fresh market tomatoes in California for DMB Packing.
“This announcement comes as DiMare embarks on its next century of dedicated service to our esteemed customers and partners. I am so pleased to extend sincere congratulations to Jeff as he assumes this pivotal leadership position in California,” Tom DiMare, president of DiMare Inc., said in a news release. “Jeff brings a wealth of experience, having devoted more than 35 years to the agriculture industry. His expertise was cultivated under the guidance of his father, Charles, and a family business founder, his grandfather, Dominic.”
Dolan has been chairman of the board of The Occidental Canal Co. (OCC), the California Fresh Market Tomato Growers Exchange (CTFGE), the California Tomato Commission (CTC) and The California Tomato Growers (CTG) cooperative.
He also served on the board of directors of cherry grower Blue Anchor Inc. In addition to working for the family business, Jeff’s comprehensive agricultural background includes establishing a diversified farming operation on which he grew tomatoes and cherries.
He has helped the farming industry by replacing antiquated pipelines with the OCC, mandating the first handling charges under CTFGE, helping improve the Seed Development Committee under the CTC, and helping lead the charge to tomato-specific food safety guidelines under his Chairmanship at CTG.
His work in the produce industry began as a teenager, helping his father, Charles Dolan, at the DiMare family repacking and wholesale operation near Boston. After graduating from Colorado State University, Dolan moved to California to join the family’s farming and field operations.
Since assuming the reins of the field operations team at DiMare California, Jeff has continued to innovate by introducing cultural practices or new varieties and promoting grower and geographic diversity.