Uni-Veg owner Hein Deprez announced restructuring steps that the Seald Sweet board is taking following Uni-Veg's increased ownership share, which is now 80 percent.Uni-Veg
was first involved in Seald Sweet
in 1998, buying 50 percent of the one-time cooperative.Now Seald Sweet's Florida growers have a 20 percent holding in the LLC. "Under this new structure, Seald Sweet's vision is to be a fully globally integrated citrus and produce marketing company," said Mr. Deprez, who has assumed the role of president, chief executive officer and majority owner of Seald Sweet.
"Bruce's position will be of great importance as Uni-Veg
coordinates our worldwide operations to the highest efficiency levels," Mr. Deprez
said Nov. 30.
...Mr. Mixon will head Seald Sweet's domestic operations, while Ms. Sotomayor "is putting the whole structure in place for building Seald Sweet's international program," said Mr. Deprez.
said that the Seald Sweet restructuring provides a platform for change and the opportunity to refocus the company."We have a very good team of entrepreneurial people that we need to make Seald Sweet broader, and develop it further," he
...Mr. Deprez founded the Uni-Veg Group, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium, which owns produce growing, precutting, distributing and logistics companies in Europe, Africa, South America and, now, the United States.