RAISIN INDUSTRY LOSES A LEADER


The Raisin Industry Mourns the Passing of Ernie Bedrosian

Linda Kay Abdulian, President/CEO, National Raisin Company issued the following message:

It is with great regret and sadness I inform you that early morning January 1st, Raisin Industry Icon, Family Patriarch and Co-Founder of National Raisin Company, Ernest Bedrosian passed away. 

As all of you know, Ernie was an exceptionally gifted leader whose boundless energy galvanized the Raisin Industry and led to so many accomplishments and contributions including the formation of the Raisin Bargaining Association.  Throughout his life, Ernie genuinely cared about the industry as a whole, from grower to handler to customer.  Uncle worked tirelessly to develop new markets and establish the California Raisin as the Premier Dried Fruit globally.  We all knew Ernie as a dynamic and charismatic person, who many called a "tiger" but whose work ethic benefitted us all. 

From the entire Bedrosian Family we thank you for your thoughts and prayers.  Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.

Gary Schulz, President and General Manager California Raisin Marketing Board

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