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FreshStart 2019 Gala Dinner

United Fresh Produce Association presented Ron Carkoski, Chief Executive Officer, Four Seasons Family of Companies, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation Gala Dinner on Tuesday, January 15 at FreshStart 2019, the United Fresh Start Foundation’s annual fundraising event.

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Carkoski currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Four Seasons Family of Companies which includes Four Seasons Produce, Earth Source Trading, Sunrise Logistics, and Sunrise Transport. Ron’s leadership is known to follow “The Golden Rule” which is epitomized by the mission of Four Seasons Produce: “Growing Ideas – Producing Excellence”. He drives the company through Integrity, Dynamic Leadership, Exceptional Partnerships and a Winning Culture, all pillars that support the company’s success.

Throughout his career, Ron has been active in the industry serving as Chairman of the United Fresh Board of Directors, and Chairman of its Wholesale-Distributor Board. In his community, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Floral Group and Chairman of the Delaware Valley Floral Group’s Talent and Human Resources Committee. Most recently, Ron was elected to the Peninsula Music Festival Foundation Board of Trustees and is a member of the Make-A-Wish of Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley Board of Directors.

The annual Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals for their accomplishments in the produce industry while supporting the critical work of the United Fresh Start Foundation.

The distinguished group of past recipients, includes Hugh Topper, Bruce McEvoy, Rick and Tonya Antle, Mike Cavallero, Joe Procacci, Reggie Griffin, Frieda Caplan and Bob Grimm (posthumously).

As long-time supporters of the Foundation’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh produce, Ron and Pat Carkoski have made a personal $1,000 donation and are now challenging friends and colleagues around the industry to match their contribution. Join Ron and Pat Carkoski in making a difference to bring fresh produce to kids.

Match The Carkoski's $1,000 Donation