Oppy has added to its team in North America by hiring of Sergio Ruiz, who will focus on building the supply of key items from around the world.
Based in Guadalajara, Ruiz offers a decade of experience in the produce industry in retail and imports and has a wealth of knowledge of the greenhouse industry in Mexico.
In his new role, Ruiz will work on further growing Oppy’s offerings across the berry, citrus, avocado and grape categories in addition to the full gamut of fresh produce available from the company.
“As we are growing in Mexico, Sergio will provide a focal point that enables us to expand our international network of partners,” said Oppy’s senior vice-president of categories and marketing James Milne. “His expertise and enthusiasm will equip us to meet increasing market demand within our flourishing product categories for items from this increasingly important country of origin.”
Oppy is currently marketing greenhouse vegetables, avocados, berries and grapes from Mexico.
“Sergio has worked tirelessly to expand Oppy’s network in Mexico, building strong relationships in the process,” noted Oppy’s vice-president of categories, berries and greenhouse Jason Fung. “Our berry and greenhouse categories continue to grow every year and the addition of Sergio to the team will catalyse this growth even further.”