Fred LoBue grew up in the family citrus business, started by his grandfather, Philip LoBue, in 1934. After graduating from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial management, he started as a manager in the packinghouse. In 1996, Fred was named president. The firm’s commodities include oranges and other citrus specialties.
LoBue Bros. packs, markets and imports citrus in addition to being part-owner of a container manufacturing plant. The company is among the largest independent commercial packer-marketer of oranges in California. Since 1983, Fred has served as president of Harvest Container Co. and is chairman of Citrus Avocado Pension Trust, a past chairman of California Citrus Mutual and a past chairman of Agricultural Producers. He is a founding director of a community bank and is active in many civic organizations.
Fred was elected to the board in 2000.