The J&J Family of Farms in Loxahatchee recently hired a recognized leader in the produce industry, Michael Butler, as its new senior vice president of operations.
Butler brings more than 25 years of operations and logistics experience to J&J, having previously served as vice president of group operations for the Castellini Group of Companies. Prior to his role at Castellini, Butler held leadership roles with Hexion Specialty Chemical, Reynolds Consumer Products, Old Dominion Freight Lines and the United Parcel Service.
Butler has been an active leader in the produce industry for more than seven years, including roles with the PMA and United Fresh. Butler will report to J&J Family of Farms CEO Lynn Rundle and will provide the first-hand leadership that is required for this critical role.
“We are proud of the amazing talent we are bringing on board at J&J,” Rundle said. “I see Michael as an integral piece to realize the vision and mission of J&J as we continue to establish ourselves as leaders of the fresh produce industry.”
Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Ohio State. In Butler’s spare time, he enjoys many outdoor activities, as well as spending time with his three children and fiancé Dr. Sarah Zimmerman.
“I am excited and honored to take on this role. I look forward to contributing to the growth of J&J,” he said. “I am looking to further our customer-driven mission and help the business achieve its goals in this very competitive industry sector.”
J&J Family of Farms grows cucumbers, peppers, squash, green beans and eggplant. J&J manages and has operations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona and Mexico. To learn more, visit www.jjfamilyoffarms.com.
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