Recently “retired” Kay Riley, longtime GM at Snake River Produce in Nyssa, OR, came on last week as part of the Parma, ID-based Fort Boise Produce sales department.
Working in sales, Kay said his position is interim and said, “I’m in a consulting position, no titles.” He brings nearly 50 years of experience to the Fort Boise team. Fort Boise GM Joe Farmer said, “We’re very happy to have him with us. He’s helping us out, and he brings a little calm to everything.”
Kay said in late August that his retirement, which was official in June, had been somewhat uneventful. When he received the call from Joe and Fort Boise CFO Stephen Parrott, Kay added with a laugh, “I was fishing in Alaska.”
Fort Boise started packing this week, and both Kay and Joe said the market is good, demand is strong and the onions look great.