Florida Citrus Processors Association Inc. Elects Tris Chapman as President
Lakeland, FL — October 9, 2008 — The Board of Directors of the Florida Citrus Processors Assn. Inc. (FCPA) a Florida trade association, announced that Tristan Chapman, Vice President and General Manager of Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corp., Clewiston, FL, was elected to the position of President of the association at the annual meeting of the board of directors held in Lakeland on October 8, 2008. Mr. Chapman's position began effective immediately. Chapman succeeds Jim Zellner of Tropicana Products Inc., who served as FCPA President from 2006 to 2008.
Mr. Chapman has served as the association’s Treasurer since 2006. He previously has served as a member of the Florida Citrus Commission and in various executive positions within the Florida citrus industry for over 35 years.
Mr. Chapman stated, "I am honored by this opportunity and I look forward to continuing to work to maximize profits for the entire industry and to help find solutions for the many challenges we face."
Kristen Gunter, FCPA Executive Director stated, "I think Mr. Chapman is a great choice to lead this association. His track record with the FCPA and his many years in the industry prove he is an enthusiastic and innovative leader."
Also elected to the position of Treasurer was Peter Hahn of Louis Dreyfus Citrus, Inc., headquartered in Winter Garden Fl.
Florida Citrus Processors Association, Inc. is a trade association whose members process citrus fruit into juice and market citrus juices. The association was established as Florida Citrus Canners
Association September 13, 1937. Its headquarters are located in Lakeland, Florida. FCPA's mission is to represent, communicate, protect and enhance the interests of its members and to promote the
growth and welfare of the citrus industry. Visit FCPA's website at www.fcplanet.org.
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