Thanksgiving 2017

Last year’s Thanksgiving post was so well-received, we thought we’d try it again! This week, the hardest-working team in the business tells you what they’re thankful for.

COO Bryan vonHahmann:

I am thankful for: being part of a great team and completing another year, spending time with family and friends through the holidays, and the new challenges that lie ahead!

Facilities/Equipment Manager Louis Cantafio:

I’m thankful that we have Stefanie working hard to make us all look good!

[It’s a tough job some days, but I’m here for you, Louis! Ed.]

Blue Team leader Matt Stiles:

I am thankful to help produce such a wonderful and healthy fruit like the cranberry for people around the world!

Manager of Operations Matt Giberson:

I’m thankful that Bill and company don’t mind my “Australian” accent. I am also thankful for all the great men and women that work at Pine Island.

Seasonal team member Sergio Sanchez:

I’m thankful that Pine Island has the confidence in me to provide me with new and exciting jobs daily.

Seasonal team member Benjamin Perez-Martinez:

I’m thankful for the opportunity to work here.

Seasonal team member Daniel “Cowboy” Lopez-Leon:

I’m thankful for everything, but most importantly that God sent me someone special to provide for me and my family.

Seasonal team member Felix Padilla-Lopez:

I’m thankful to be given the opportunities to learn new innovative jobs on renovation.

Seasonal team member Waldy Blanco:

I’m thankful for the opportunity to come back as a seasonal employee. Also I am grateful for the opportunity to take on important jobs throughout the farm whether it be checking the water or frost.

CFO Joann Martin:

I am thankful for all the experiences and opportunities that I have been given here at Pine Island. I am thankful for my husband and daughter that I get to see every day. I am also very thankful for Amazon Prime!

Admin Debra Signorelli:

I’m thankful for my two beautiful girls and the love and laughter we share together as well as being fortunate enough to work with a group of such dynamic individuals!

Team member Mickey Mercado:

I’m thankful for my family and health.

Orange Team leader Gerardo Ortiz:

I’m thankful for my dog.

Team member Junior Colon:

I’m thankful for my family and health and job.

Team member Wilfredo Pagan:

I’m thankful for my beautiful family and health and being a Pine Island employee for 38 years!

Bog Renovations Manager Steve Manning:

I’m thankful for my wife and kids being by my side all the time.

Accounting Manager Michael Vitale:

I’m thankful for my friends, family, and new opportunities.

Social Media Coordinator Stefanie Haines:

I’m truly grateful that this amazing team are writing the blog for me this week! Thanks, all; you truly are the best in the business, and you prove it each and every day.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Pine Island Cranberry!

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