Chairman of Red Jacket Orchards, returned to the farm in 1972 after working as a junior security analyst with Bache and Co. on Wall Street in N.Y.C. Prior to Wall Street, Joe served on a U.S. Navy mine sweeper attaining the rank of Lieutenant J.G. He received a B.S. in economics from Villanova University (1964) and an M.B.A. from Xavier University (1966). Joe has been an active industry leader serving in various capacities, including President of the former Western NY Apple Association and recently as trustee to the U.S. Apple Association. After 40 years in the business, his passion continues to be experiencing great food, growing unique, top quality flavorful fruit and planning that next orchard. When not at home or abroad, Joe can be found out pruning or sailing.