October 17, 2019

WG Board Member Vic Smith Receives Leadership Award at PMA Fresh Summit

Vic Smith, CEO of JVSmith Companies and Western Growers board member, received the 2019 Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award this morning at the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif.

The Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award was established in 2016 in recognition of Bryan Silbermann’s 30 years of service at PMA, including 20 years as its president. It recognizes collaborative leadership styles in uniting industry members or organizations to achieve solutions to industry issues.

“I am certainly honored in receiving this prestigious award, more so by recognizing who it is named after,” Smith said in a PMA press release. “To follow Dave Corsi as the previous award winner is even more humbling. I thank PMA for including me in this elite circle.”

Western Growers congratulates Vic Smith on receiving this esteemed award. We thank you for your continued commitment to the ag industry!

*Pictured Above: Dave Corsi (left), the 2018 Silberman Collaboration Award winner and vice president of produce and floral for Wegmans, presents the Silberman Collaboration Award to winner Vic Smith (right), CEO of JVSmithCo. Image courtesy of PMA.*