Winner of the Produce Quiz: ROBERT TIEMERS

Senior Sales Advisor
Hughes Refrigeration
Mahwah, New Jersey

Although his hobby is growing produce on his one acre organic farm, Robert Tiemers works as a senior sales consultant for Hughes Refrigeration, which is a commercial/industrial HVAC company.

A fourth generation company in business since 1935, Hughes Refrigeration designs, builds, services and services critical refrigeration systems for the food industry. He has 60 trucks on the road.

“Much of the work we do involves Hunt’s Point Produce Market, Baldor Specialty Foods, and Chef’s Warehouse, as well as commercial cold stores, refrigerated warehouses, and smaller freezers and coolers,” says Tiemers. “We also take care of the banana ripening rooms. There is an analogy when choosing a product that the freshness clock starts ticking. We try to slow that clock down a bit by making sure the environment the products are kept in is at the appropriate temperature. »

He has been with Hughes Refrigeration for 15 years and previously worked for Carrier.

When asked his favorite thing about Produce Business magazine, Tiemers says, “I like the amount of articles discussing the different technologies and processes involved. The articles dig deep into specific real-life processes, new technologies, or industry trends, and that’s what I find most interesting. Things change quickly, you can get stuck in your world. The magazine offers a higher level of credibility and broader knowledge of the industry.

Tiemers knows the produce well, as he sells broccoli from his farm; kale; celery; salad; chard; spinach; tomatoes; and peppers.

“I know what good products look like,” he says. “We like growing crops in cool weather and trying to hit items with longer growing seasons.”

As the winner of this month’s quiz, Tiemers will receive a $200 Amazon gift card.


Is there anyone in the industry who wouldn’t want $200 to buy almost anything on Amazon? Or better yet… pass the card to someone in need and make the world a better place!

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