Dick Woodin has been an employee at Congdon Orchards since 1978, after earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Washington, joining Congdon Orchards as Supervisor of the Yakima orchards. Over the years he has gained experience in sales, packing and production, ultimately becoming General Manager in 1991, President of the Corporation in 2009 and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Dick also serves as President of the Yakima Valley Canal Company, has served on several industry organizations, including the Yakima Valley Growers and Shippers Association where he is Past President and the Pear Bureau Northwest, where he currently serves as a Director. Dick also serves on the Board of Directors of First Fruits Marketing of Washington. In 2011 Dick was awarded the Silver Pear Award by the Washington State Horticultural Association.
Mark Blore, General Manager
Mark Blore has been in the fruit industry since September 1982 in various capacities. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at Central Washington University in 1981 Mark continued his education by attending JM Perry Institute and graduating in 1982 with a degree in Refrigeration Heating and Air Conditioning. During his years in the fruit industry he gained experience in operations through his work in maintenance, both in production and refrigeration. Mark joined Congdon Orchards in 2009 as Assistant General Manager, ultimately becoming General Manager in 2011. He has served on several industry committees throughout his career.
Bob Martin, Chief Financial Officer
A Central Washington University graduate in 1980 with an Accounting major, Bob has worked as the CFO for Congdon Orchards since 2007. Prior to that, he was a medical administrator for various entities for 20 years. He also has served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations such as the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators, The March of Dimes and currently the president elect of Entrust Community Services.
Pam has been employed at Congdon Orchards, Inc since November 1990. She currently manages the Payroll Department, Human Resources and L&I accounts as the company Office Manager. Pam earned her AA from YVCC and attended Central WA University. She is a member of the State WISHA advisory committee representing Ag since 2012. She has served and is currently serving with many volunteer organizations in the Yakima Valley.