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Sales Staff

Together, DNE's sales staff has over 100 years of experience in the citrus industry.  Each staff member brings their own strengths to the team to make it a well- rounded staff. Click below to find out about each exceptional sales person.


Greg Nelson
Advisor

Greg Nelson

Greg has been with DNE for the past twenty-six years and was the President from 1993- 2016. Because DNE is a vertically integrated company, he is involved with growing and packing operations as well as marketing. He is a Director and past Chairman of the Indian River Citrus League and serves on the board of directors of various citrus industry organizations. DNE is an active member of the Produce Marketing Association, United Fresh Association, Florida Citrus Packers, the U.S.D.A Citrus Administrative Committee, and Florida Citrus Mutual.

Greg graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and from the College of Law at Florida State University where he received a Juris Doctorate degree.


Greg's favorite citrus variety is the Ruby Red Grapefruit.
 


Mark Hanks
Senior Director

Mark Hanks

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Mark began his produce career in 1979 with Westpac Imports in Santa Barbara, California importing fruit from Chile. He later moved to Los Angeles running an import company for a Dutch company working with Chilean fruit and Argentina citrus. In 1989 Mark moved his wife and son to Vero Beach, Fl where he accepted a position with Ocean Spray Cranberries, citrus division and later became Sales Mgr. of North America.  Through the alliance with Ocean Spray he moved into the DNE offices in 1997 and in 2004, he took over his current position with DNE as Vice President. 

Mark eats citrus daily and especially loves our Florida Navels and Grapefruit


Jack Cannon
Australia Program Manager

Jack Cannon

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Jack has 37 years experience in the produce industry.  After graduating college with a B.A. in Biological Sciences from San Jose State University, he worked in various positions from receiving, sales and buying at a grocery distribution coop. Later moving into a top management spot as the division manager of the produce department. Jack has worked selling a variety of produce items through the years at several produce companies prior to joining DNE World Fruit. He has always enjoyed the natural world, working closely with growers, crops and the seasonality of global citrus production.

Jack loves to fresh squeeze the juice of the Florida Rhode Red Valencias blended with the juice of the Florida Honey Tangerine to make the perfect breakfast beverage to go along with his large cup of black coffee. 


 


Kevin Carroll
Sales

Kevin Carroll

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With a retail produce manager for a Mother, Kevin started his training exceptionally early.  After graduating from St Joseph's University he was eager to get started in the produce world.  Kevin joined DNE in 2010 and has immersed himself in all aspects of the Spanish import program.  Kevin resides in the Gloucester, NJ office.

One of Kevin's favorite fresh citrus recipes is a Cara Cara Mojo grilled chicken. 


Tom Cowan
South Africa Sales Manager

Tom Cowan

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Tom has 40 years experience in the citrus industry in sales and management positions. He is currently the sales manager for DNE's South Africa and Peruvian citrus programs during the summer. Through the years Tom has worked selling a variety of produce items outside the citrus arena such as onions, potatoes and peaches. 

Tom's favorite citrus is Red Grapefruit at the peak of flavor.  It's a great refreshing taste and a very healthy food.

 


Scott Deyoe
Mexico Program Manager

Scott Deyoe

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Scott worked in various functions of Agriculture from farming production to farm equipment manufacturing prior to entering the Citrus Sales in Florida in 1986.  Through the years Scott has worked for multiple citrus organization and has become instrumental in DNE's Spanish Clementine program.

Scotts favorite citrus is the W. Murcott Mandarin for it's flavor and easy to peel and seedless characteristics. 


Matt Gordon
S American Import Team Leader

Matt Gordon

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Matt started in the Florida citrus industry in 1991 and is still loving it.  He graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Food and Resource economics and a minor in Business Administration. Over the years, Matt has had experience in citrus from all U.S. growing areas, imported citrus from various southern hemisphere countries, onions, kiwi, and peaches.


Kevin Swords
Florida Program Manager

Kevin Swords

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Kevin has over 24 years of experience in the citrus industry beginning his first position in the harvesting department of DNE after graduating from Florida State University.  Through the years, Kevin learned various aspects of the industry from harvesting to shipping to eventually becoming the Florida Sales Manager.  Kevin enjoys the business because as he says "No season is ever alike" .

Kevin's favorite citrus variety is Red Grapefruit January through March ... cut it up and split apart the albeido and cut it into chunks and store in the refrigerator to enjoy everyday.

 


Scott George
Sales

Scott George

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Scott brings over 30 years of experience in the fresh produce industry.   He has worked in all aspects of the industry including sales, merchandising, procurement and division Produce Operations Mgr. for a leading national grocery wholesaler.   The last 10 years he has worked with growers and shippers, marketing Florida citrus as well as citrus from other growing regions. Scott brings a lot of passion for the fresh produce business and enjoys working with all segments of the industry.  

 

My favorite citrus variety is Florida Grapefruit…. reds, dark reds or white. I like to peel it and savor each segment.