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Ed Haft

Operating director

Ed Haft is an Operating Director of Paine Schwartz Partners.

Mr. Haft brings more than 30 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods and food manufacturing industries. He previously served for 14 years as President and CEO of Sunrise Growers, a $400 million market leader in frozen fruit solutions and former portfolio company of Paine Schwartz. During his tenure as CEO, he oversaw a strategic reorientation of the business that resulted in more than a decade of rapid category growth, add-on acquisitions, geographic and customer expansion and significant automation projects. Prior to Sunrise Growers, Mr. Haft spent 18 years at Sara Lee Corporation, with the last six years as President of the Sara Lee Frozen Bakery.

Mr. Haft currently serves as chairman of the FoodChain ID board of directors, and as a director on the boards of Wawona Packing and Lyons Magnus. He has been an active board member of the California Strawberry Commission for over a decade. Ed was previously a member of the board of directors of Sunrise Growers. He holds a BA in Economics and English Literature from Tufts University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.