Todd Fryhover | Washington Apple Commission
Todd Fryhover is a native of Wenatchee, Washington, and spent summers working in the apple and cherry industry. After high school, he attended the University of Idaho graduating with a degree in Agricultural Economics and Business while playing football on scholarship. Todd has worked for several leading apple packing companies over the past 30 years with management experience in quality assurance, purchasing, inventory control, shipping, operations, domestic sales and ultimately focusing on direct international sales for 15+ years.
Todd came to the Washington Apple Commission in 2007 in a consultancy role, and assumed the presidency in December 2008. During his tenure at the helm, Washington apple exports have increased from 35,350,843 (2008-09) to 50,592,725 (2014-15) cartons with an increase in value from $517,889,850 to $831,744,399 (+60.6%). As barriers to trade became more significant, and industry’s need to export increased as new production came on line, maintaining and expanding Market Access has been his focus. Todd played a key role in expanding varietal access to China, which has proven to be one of Washington’s top five export destinations.
Todd oversees the marketing efforts for Washington apple growers in 25 countries worldwide with a staff of 7 and 12 international representatives. The Washington Apple commission is a grower funded state agency which supports international promotional activities, protects the logo and funds the Northwest Horticultural Council and USApple. During his 15 years of service to Washington apple growers, Todd has traveled extensively throughout SE Asia, China, Middle East, India, Central and South America, Mexico and the EU.
Todd has been involved with the U.S. Apple Association, Northwest Horticultural Council and the World Apple & Pear Association as a board member and ex-officio.
Todd has been married for 34 years with two grown children.
Registration & Event Information:
- La Quinta Inn & Suites 1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421
- 11:15 am Registration/networking
- 11:30 am Lunch served
- Cost is $25 prepaid 3 days prior to the event, drawing is an additional $5 for 6 tickets ** Additional $10 for walk-in members, member sales on day of event, and non-members
- Register online, by email, or fill out the registration form
The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.
Thank you to all who contributed door prizes at our last meeting! All proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.
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- December 13th: EFN Event