On Wednesday August 3rd Dan Vradenburg, President of the Agribusiness Division, announced the retirement of Herold Peebles of Chelan from Wilbur-Ellis Corporation following a successful 40 year career. Vradenburg stated, “Herold is one of the finest and most dedicated professional that I have had the pleasure of working with, and I am sure many of you will agree.”
A celebration of Heralds’ career will be held in Chelan this fall on November 5th.
Peebles started his career with Wilbur-Ellis in April 1971 and will enter the semi-retirement world on December 31st. Herold and his wife Vicki will continue to own and operate orchards in the Chelan Valley but the retirement will give them more time to spend with their grandchildren.
Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. Wilbur-Ellis has continued to grow its business with sales now approaching $2.5 billion annually.