Ralph Hayes elected President and Chief Executive Officer.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. LABELLE, Florida, September 2010 — Natural Citrus Products Corporation announced today the election of Ralph Hayes as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Hayes began his career in 1977 as engineering manager for Tropicana. Ten years later he joined FMC Food Technology, which builds and supplies citrus machinery and equipment. In 1995, he was named Vice President of Operations for Golden Gem Growers. In 2002, Hayes returned to FMC as a Senior Account manager. In 2005, Hayes was named General Manager of Duda’s Citrus Belle juice processing operation a position he held until 2008 when he was appointed Division Vice President of Duda’s Citrus Belle operation in LaBelle, Florida and their vegetable processing operations in Thomasville, Ga. Mr. Hayes served for several years as a Board Member of the Florida Citrus Processor’s Association. Mr. Hayes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Business Management.
Natural Citrus Products Corporation was developed to implement and commercialize unique technologies associated with the processing of fruits, vegetables and other organic biomass (waste). The valuable extracts which can be mined by Natural Citrus Products Corporation’s technologies have immediate commercial value in a variety of identified industries. Additionally, the Natural Citrus Products Corporation process enhances the environment by reducing and/or eliminating toxic pollutants associated with this waste material. Prior to the introduction of the Natural Citrus Products Corporation processes, conventional methods of eliminating plant waste by-products involved burning or landfill dumping which are extremely harmful to the environment. Additional processes have been introduced, such as cattle feed peel pellets, which are more costly to produce than their commercial resale value.
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Ed Sample, (214) 906-3641
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