FRESNO, Calif -- Bruce Obbink, president of the California Table Grape Commission here, has received the California Grape and Tree Fruit League's Mentor's Award.
ation and perseverance, has influenced the industry in a positive way." Obbink was presented with the award in the Fairmount hotel in San Francisco by Martin Zaninovich of Jasmine Vinyards, the first recipient of the Mentor's Award more than 30 years ago.
"This year, Bruce was the unanimous choice of our nominating committee," said Richard Matoian, president of the California Grape and Tree Fruit League here. "The committee members felt it was just time to recognize Bruce's 30 years of outstanding service to the industry."