Executive Leadership Team
With nearly 40 years of produce experience, Brian has spent his entire career at WPS. From humble beginnings in the tomato operation and working in virtually every area of the operation. Brian held the role of CEO from 2007 until 2022. He now holds the role of Executive Chairman and continues to lead WPS by building strategic partnerships.
CEO and President
With nearly 30 years of overall experience in various financial, operational, and management roles, Jason brings 15 years of food-related executive leadership to the WPS team. Jason has been with WPS for over three years and has a deep knowledge of the operations, financials, and sales-related initiatives in the business. Jason assumed the role of CEO in 2022.
Chief Operating Officer
Joined WPS in January of 2019 with responsibility for strategic oversight of production, transportation, food safety quality, facilities, and continuous improvement. Jim has spent his entire career in food distribution, logistics, and retail for a variety of companies including among others, CH Robinson, Nash Finch, and Supervalu.
SVP, Tomato Operations
Since beginning his career at WPS in 1978, Art has worked in nearly every area of the company and for the last 27 years has led our tomato operation. Considered by many to be an expert in the tomato category, Art was appointed VP in 2000 and consequently, SVP of tomato operations in 2018.
VP, Sales and Procurement
A 17-year veteran of WPS, Jason served as a buyer for five years, appointed Director in 2008 and subsequently, VP of Purchasing and Business Development in 2015. Primary responsibilities include leading procurement and our grower/shipper relationships. Jason’s background also includes experience with CH Robinson and Target.