The Kingston Companies are a privately-held group of enterprises controlled by its founder, David O. Kingston. There are over 20 total enterprises that make up the Kingston Companies, concentrated in agriculture, trucking and real estate development.
The vision of the Kingston Companies is to build enterprises which succeed commercially and in an environmentally responsible way. Each of the Kingston Companies operates independently, with coordination across the units directed from the Companies' headquarters in Idaho Falls, ID.
David O. Kingston is the Chairman and CEO of Kingston Companies, positions he has held since the Company's formation in 1999. Since 1977, Dave has been CEO of Dave Kingston Produce, Inc. Dave worked in sales for the predecessor company to Dave Kingston Produce, Inc., Hurley Produce, from 1972 until he acquired Hurley Produce in 1977.
The broad enterprises of the Kingston Companies include Kingston & Associates Marketing, Kingston Properties LP, Kingston Associates, Associated Brokerage as well as several joint ventures in commercial and residential real estate development and property management, trucking and distribution, green energy power, distressed undervalued bank loan portfolios, and real estate and loan workout servicing. In the last thirty years, Dave has started, acquired, and joint-ventured over 100 business enterprises.
Dave has held positions and serves on several public and private advisor boards in the agri-business sector and philanthropic endeavors. His service includes the U.S. federal PACA Task force, Chairman of the Board of the Idaho Growers and Shippers Association, National Legislative Committee for United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, interim CEO of Wisdom Media Group, and various advisory positions for Wholelife, Campaign for Better Health, Higher Ground for Humanity, The Clearwater Project, Souls Foundation, and Joe Foss Institute. Dave attended Weber State College, University of Utah and graduate school at Stanford University.
Mike Kingston is the Director of Public Relations for Kingston Fresh and on the Board of Governors for the Kingston Companies. He has been an important part of the company since its founding by Mike's brother David O. Kingston in 1977. The Kingston Companies is a private, family-owned business.
A veteran of the produce industry, Mike has worked in all areas of the business, including operations, procurement, transportation, and sales. He was named Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 1990, and became President of Kingston Fresh in 1993. In addition to executive leadership at Kingston, Mike participates in numerous industry initiatives, and was the Director of the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Division from 1988 to 1991. Mike attended the Executive Marketing Management program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.