Manager Is Retiring At Chiquita Banana
h America has announced the retirement of Charlie Nettles, a 50-year veteran of the company and currently serving as business development manager.
In 1949, Nettles joined New Orleans-based United Fruit (Chiquita's predecessor) as an office boy. After earning a college degree (eight years of night classes at Tulane University), Nettles advanced into the senior ranks of the company, from assistant sales manager to his present position.
Married for 50 years, father of a son and daughter and grandfather of two, Nettles turns 68 years old in May.