Terry Rudge

Terry is a graduate of Lincoln University, New Zealand and has been a pioneer in horticultural quality assurance. Terry has helped a variety of horticultural businesses to comply with quality, food safety and quarantine requirements.

Damien Armistead

Damien joined Rudge Produce Systems in 2008. Bringing with him a thorough understanding of vegetable production and the way the industry works. Among other things he is responsible for managing the residue testing programs we operate on behalf of National Residue Survey and Victorian DPI. Damien’s “can-do” approach is highly valued by his colleagues and our customers.

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn has over 30 years’ experience in customer service and administration. Since 2002 she has been the voice of Rudge Produce Systems and has made sure that reports go out right. Carolyn is the person to talk to about planning your produce testing requirements.

Heather Rudge

Heather is our savvy and well organised Financial Controller. If you need to discuss anything financial Heather is always fantastic to deal with.

Jordan Mills

Jordan has been with us since 2010. His environmental science degree has been a good background for understanding and assessing produce. Jordan is mostly involved with assessments of imported produce.



Bruce Darrington – Mildura

Bruce was born and bred on mixed horticultural farm in Sunraysia. He worked in the packing of citrus and dried fruit before spending 25 years with AQIS. Since 1999, Bruce has been our expert in table grapes and export citrus.


 Swan Hill

Tori Ficarra – Swan Hill

Tori has been farming in the Swan Hill district all his life. For much of this time he has been involved in selling grapes, stone fruit and vegetables in the Melbourne Market. Tori really knows his stone fruit and is responsible for our preshipment inspection program in Swan Hill.

 Rudge Produce also provides services to the Shepparton and Cobram areas of VIC.