World Apple and Pear Association announces new chairman  

During its annual general meeting (AGM) in February, the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) elected Jeff Correa as chairman of the association.  

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Jeff Correa has been elected as chairman of WAPA

“I am honoured to be selected as the next chairman of the World Apple and Pear Association,” Correa said.  

“I look forward to working with the WAPA staff and the members to continue the global collaboration work the organisation has been achieving over the past 20 plus years.”  

Correa is the current director of international marketing at Pear Bureau Northwest and comes into the chairman role with extensive experience in the industry.  

“This is a unique opportunity to lead and serve this global organisation and bring my perspective and background as a pear marketer to add to the collaborative efforts the organisation currently undertakes,” Correa said.  

“WAPA has shown that there are great benefits to the global collaboration on data sharing, global issues and finding new ways to improve global consumption of apples and pears. I am excited to take on the chairman’s role for the next two years.”  

Kevin Moffitt, president and chief executive of Pear Bureau Northwest said the Bureau had been active in WAPA from its inception in 2001.  

“The Pear Bureau has been helping shape and develop WAPA into the go-to resource for pear forecasts and statistics as well as leading initiatives important to apple and pear producers worldwide,” he said.  

Moffitt also served as chairman of WAPA from 2010-2012. 

“I am proud and pleased to see Jeff appointed to lead the group for the next two years,” he added.