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Red Hat welcomes new marketing manager


December 9, 2008
By Red Hat Co-operative

2202_deanie_gillespieDec. 9, 2008, Medicine Hat, Alta. – Deanie Foley Gillespie has been appointed marketing manager of Red Hat Co-operative Ltd.

2202_deanie_gillespieDec. 9, 2008, Medicine Hat, Alta. – Deanie Foley Gillespie has been appointed marketing manager of Red Hat Co-operative Ltd.
General manager Lyle Aleman said Foley Gillespie “will definitely be an asset to our sales and marketing efforts as we continue to promote our local, fresh, quality campaign.”
Foley Gillespie brings over a decade of experience in the Canadian produce industry, combined with 20 years in sales, brand marketing and communications. “Supporting the Canadian agricultural industry is something in which I strongly believe,” she said. “Working within the produce industry allows me to pursue my passion for promoting healthy eating.”2202_peppers_red_hat2207_red_hat_cukes
Most recently, she worked for a marketing sales agency in Kelowna, British Columbia and led the development of consumer marketing campaigns, brand marketing and promotional programs for tree fruits. Prior to that, Foley Gillespie developed and directed marketing strategies in the Pacific and Atlantic regions, specializing in media communications.
Originally from Atlantic Canada, she welcomes the opportunity to relocate to southern Alberta.
Red Hat Co-operative Ltd. is a marketing organization established in 1966 by greenhouse growers in the Medicine Hat region. 2207_red_hat_clustersThey collectively grade,2202_red_hat_logo package and market English cucumbers, mini cucumbers, beefsteak tomatoes, tomatoes on the vine, cocktail tomatoes, and sweet bell peppers to grocery retailers and wholesalers throughout Canada and parts of the United States.

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