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Tony Fissette retires after working 45 years for T&G

By 7 February 2019 No Comments

A pioneer of New Zealand pipfruit sales into Europe, Tony has worked passionately for T&G Global and New Zealand apple and pear growers for the past 45 years.  He has played a pivotal role in positioning New Zealand apples and pears on the European stage.

Tony, and his team, successfully introduced New Zealand Royal Gala and Braeburn varieties onto the European market, and in more recent years premium JAZZ™ and Envy™ apples.

Just 10 years ago, Tony and his team celebrated selling 100 million cartons of New Zealand apples in Europe. Last year, they reached 10 million carton sales of JAZZ™ alone thanks to Tony’s leadership and passion.

Following Tony’s retirement Steve Maxwell Chief Executive of Worldwide Fruit (T&G’s UK subsidiary), will oversee the European business.

Herr Lutz & Tony Fissette

Herr Lutz & Tony Fissette