MARION, N.Y., Dec. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seneca Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: SENEA, SENEB) today announced the appointment of a new director, Dr. Kathryn J. Boor effective January 1, 2019. She will replace Dr. Susan A. Henry who recently advised the Company that she will resign from the Seneca Foods Corporation Board of Directors effective December 31, 2018. Dr. Henry had served as a director of the Company since 2007.
Kathryn J. Boor is the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Dr. Boor serves on various boards and councils including the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Board of Directors, the Boyce Thompson Institute Board of Directors, the New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy, the International Life Sciences Institute Board of Trustees, the Friends of the New York Youth Institute, the E&J Gallo Winery Agriculture Advisory Committee and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets Milk Marketing Advisory Council. Dr. Boor earned a BS in Food Science from Cornell University, an MS in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Boor join the Board of Directors of Seneca Foods. Dr. Boor’s extensive background makes her an ideal choice to uphold Seneca’s high standards. I also want to personally thank Dr. Henry for her dedication and commitment to Seneca Foods over her 11 years on the Board,” stated Kraig Kayser, President and Chief Executive Officer.
About Seneca Foods Corporation
Seneca Foods is North America’s leading provider of packaged fruits and vegetables, with facilities located throughout the United States. Its high quality products are primarily sourced from over 2,000 American farms. Seneca holds the largest share of the retail private label, food service, and export canned vegetable markets, distributing to over 90 countries. Products are also sold under the highly regarded brands of Libby’s®, Aunt Nellie’s®, Green Valley®, CherryMan®, READ®, Seneca Farms® and Seneca labels, including Seneca snack chips. In addition, Seneca provides vegetable products under a contract packing agreement with B&G Foods North America, under the Green Giant label. Seneca’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Stock Market under the symbols “SENEA” and “SENEB”. SENEA is included in the S&P SmallCap 600, Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 indices.
Timothy J. Benjamin, Chief Financial Officer