• Kincannon & Reed expands produce sector coverage

    Alan Temple joins firm, brings extensive produce and senior executive experience to engagements

    We are pleased to welcome Alan Temple to Kincannon & Reed in the role of Managing Director serving clients in the produce and food sectors.

    Alan Temple, Managing Director

    Alan Temple,
    Managing Director

    Alan’s background includes a two decade long career with B&W Quality Growers, Inc., a leading producer and distributor of branded and wholesale leafy greens with international distribution. As President & CEO of B&W Quality Growers, Alan led the company to significant increases in growth and profitability, and positioned the company for a successful sale in 2015. Previously, his career at B&W included the roles of Director of Packing Operations, VP of Sales, and Chief Operating Officer.

    Greg Duerksen, President of Kincannon & Reed commented, “Produce today is an international business. Alan’s outstanding background and experience is a perfect match with Kincannon & Reed’s status as the only executive search firm with global coverage of the produce sector. Alan has been intimately involved in all aspects of the produce business including growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, food safety, human resources, sales and marketing, research and development, and physical plant design and construction. His judgement and experience bolsters our ability to bring fresh talent to clients in the produce and perishables sectors. “

    Prior to joining B&W Growers, Alan held senior sales positions with Georgia Pacific, Butler Paper, Unisource, and Kimberly Clark Corporation. He is the current Chair of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, and has served on the Boards of the International Fresh-Cut Produce Association, United Fresh Produce Association, and the Indian River County Farm Bureau. He is a graduate of United Fresh Produce Association’s Leadership Program and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi.