Clermont, FL (June 4, 2008) Matt McLean, Founder and CEO of Uncle Matt’s Organic, Inc., has been reelected as a board member of the Organic Trade Association for the next three years. In addition, Matt was selected by the Board to serve as Vice President for the USA for a period of one-year. The new officers for the 2008-2009 year were announced May 3rd at the organization’s annual meeting held at the All Things Organic trade show in Chicago. Matt will be working within the executive committee assisting newly elected President Julia Sabin as well as continuing his work in the annual fund raising committee.
Matt McLean is the CEO of Uncle Matt’s Organic, a Florida-based, family-owned company offering a line of organic citrus juices and fresh produce. According to Matt, “It is an honor to be reelected by the members and I look forward to the challenges we face as an industry. I would encourage other people to get involved with OTA because it’s our members who are the true experts within the industry.” When asked what he would like to see accomplished this year, Matt added, “My goal is to increase awareness about organic living/organic products while maintaining the integrity of the USDA organic seal. These are two key items if we want to ensure a high value in the mind of the consumer.”
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. Its more than 1,700 members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. OTA's mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy.
Uncle Matt’s Organic, Inc. offers premium quality organic juices, fresh fruit and organic citrus gift baskets. Their produce and juice products have no synthetic additives or preservatives. To further assure high quality standards, the juice is certified Kosher and Pareve by Orthodox Union. Uncle Matt’s Organic products are produced under the strict regulation and guidelines of Quality Certification Services, the largest and most respected organic organization in Florida. Products are available in health food stores and groceries. The company is an active member of OTA and supports the Organic Farming Research Foundation. See www.unclematts.com.