Produce Business 40 Under Forty: Emerging Leaders Tout Technology

2023 40 Under Forty Winners Blend People With Progress to Push Produce

Originally printed in the June 2023 issue of Produce Business.

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the annual Produce Business 40 Under Forty awards! This year’s 40 Under Forty list spotlights the minds influencing the produce sector’s post-pandemic resurgence — and these NextGen entrepreneurs and leaders aren’t afraid of harnessing the power of technology, backed by the power of people.

Many of this year’s winners have built the industry through technology — data and analytics, social media, apps, new communication models, and other tech tools in just about every link of the fresh produce food chain. Look out, world, this isn’t your grandfather’s produce business!

Each winner has the attitude, quality, potential, desire, determination and ambition to shape our industry even more over the coming decades. Individual candidates were contacted to discuss their key company, industry, community and personal accomplishments, sharing meaningful examples of their roles, as well as goals and aspirations. We are so proud of all the winners!

NOTE: If you were not chosen this year, or if you nominated someone who was not selected, please understand that the process is highly selective, and we encourage you to re-submit updated information in 2024. We welcome suggestions of well-deserving candidates throughout the year. Simply email at editor@produce We look forward to honoring outstanding 40 Under Forty leaders again in 2024.

Congratulations to all the winners!