Some people have the potential to change our lives for the better. Dole’s 92-year-old owner, David H. Murdock, is one such person. He is a committed visionary, entrepreneur and philanthropist and in many ways acts as a role model for everyone at Dole. Since his wife’s death from cancer, David H. Murdock has focused intensively on health and nutrition. To expand the knowledge he has gained and to make it accessible to all of us, he founded the North Carolina Research Campus in the United States with his own money. He is convinced that a generally healthy lifestyle leads to a better quality of life and a longer life – and the proof of this comes not just from intensive studies, but in the form of his own vitality right into old age. A daily smoothie, made from fresh fruit, as well as plenty of vegetables, fish and regular exercise such as cycling, give him energy and strength. Also important are a positive attitude to life and the motto, ‘everything is possible’, you just have to try.
David H. Murdock is Chairman and owner of Dole Food Company, Inc., the world’s largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, packaged and frozen foods. He is also Chairman, CEO and owner of Castle & Cooke, Inc., a leader in real estate development.