YAKIMA, WASH. — After being a part of the Domex Superfresh Growers sales team for almost 30 years, Dan Harrington is set to retire at the end of 2022.
Harrington joined the company in 1994, shortly after family owners Ed Kershaw and his nephew Robert Kershaw began operations. According to the company, he came by and talked to them every day until “they had to give him a job.”
Superfresh notes Harrington’s care for his customers and dedication to coaching others and modeling his customer relationship values.
“Dan is an institution. He is seen as much of a fixture at Superfresh Growers as Robert [Kershaw]. His quality of character and purity of purpose have defined the sales ethos of this company,” said Paul Newstead, director of business development. “Every single employee on our sales team, past and present, has in some way, shape, or form, been guided by Dan.”
“Dan has set the bar on how to be a salesman,” said Ed Kershaw, former CEO.
“It is the people like Dan who took a chance on the company back when it was nothing but a dream and has turned it into the industry powerhouse it is today,” said Robert Kershaw, CEO.
Harrington was honored at the annual Superfresh holiday party Dec. 10. At the party, the company announced that he has become the fourth employee to join the Superfresh Growers Hall of Fame.
“I am very proud of what we were able to build here over the past 28 years,” Harrington said. “I also know that with the young, smart, energetic and dynamic team we have in place right now that trajectory will continue. It has been a tremendous ride. I have wonderful memories of all the people I have met along the way. Thank you Kershaw Family for allowing me to come aboard all those years ago and allowing my three boys to continue the adventure. I will be forever grateful.”