US-headquartered avocado company adds to its ‘Family of Fresh’ team

Calavo Growers has appointed Tommy Padilla as its senior director of international sales.

Tommy Padilla

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Padilla will help the California-based avocado company grow its global footprint.

“With Tommy’s help we are well positioned to support our international customers and expand (or broaden) our ‘Family of Fresh’ products and services in the Asian and European markets,” said Brian Kocher, chief executive and president of Calavo.

“Tommy is a great addition to our team and we are excited to have an industry veteran join our family.”

Danny Dumas, senior vice-president and general manager of Calavo’s grown division, said Padilla’s vast industry experience would be valuable. 

“Tommy has more than 12 years of experience in establishing and transforming international sales and sourcing teams and we are looking forward to continuing to build Calavo’s international presence under his leadership,” Dumas said.