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Ross Maple Retires From Southern Mark Industries

Vidalia GA: Ross Maple, Chief Financial Officer at Southern Mark Industries (SMI), retired on June 26, 2020 after a long career in finance and accounting with several national firms. During Maple’s time with Southern Mark Industries, he worked with management to launch Georgia Fresh Pack, a new division at SMI specializing in perishable repackaging operations for citrus and produce.

Chief Executive Officer of Southern Mark Industries, Ricky Mitchell said, “ We are so very thankful for the knowledge and experience Mr. Maple brought to our organization. He has helped us develop a business plan to ensure the growth and profitability of Georgia Fresh Pack from every angle. Mr. Maple’s insight will allow our company to reach full potential while maintaining a safe and healthy business model.”

Chief Operating Officer Sandon Wright added “Ross helped us lay the ground work for Georgia Fresh Pack’s entry into to the perishable produce packing market.  His knowledge and expertise has been invaluable”.

Maple’s expertise in business management and consultation allowed him to develop operational and financial processes, employee handbook and orientation procedures, company-wide safety standards and practices, while educating management on the best practices for managerial and cost accounting reporting.

“It has been my pleasure working with the Southern Mark Industries management team on launching the Georgia Fresh Pack division.,” Said Ross Maple. “Southern Mark Industries priority of being customer-focused while providing the best service possible will lead to outstanding growth for the company. Even though I am retiring, I am fortunate enough to serve on their Advisory Board so I will stay an active part of the company, and be able to watch the future success of Georgia Fresh Pack.”

Throughout Ross Maple’s career, he has become a financial and logistics expert, assisted multiple companies with cost and operational analysis, provided  in-depth finance performance plans while engaging in strategic and tactical discussion to help business owners reach full business growth potential in industries served.

 “We want to say thank you to Mr. Maple  for assisting Southern Mark Industries with the development of Georgia Fresh Pack so we can offer additional services to the produce and agriculture industry. We wish Ross a happy retirement,” Said Mitchell.

Although Ross has retired he will not be far away as he has agreed to serve on the Advisory Board for SMI.