Vision Import Group has hired industry veteran Alberto Obregon as director of global procurement.
He will oversee all aspects of sourcing product, managing and maintaining the company’s relationships with its grower partners.
Obregon has over 20 years of experience in the produce business overseeing export and import programmes.
For 10 years he worked for the Secretary of Agriculture of Mexico in Mexico, Chile, South Africa and the US, coordinating, developing and consulting on bilateral international agreements for fresh fruit export programmes.
He then spent 13 years at a Mexican citrus company, directing the general operation, coordinating production fields, developing and operating packing plans and managing export and domestic programmes.
“I’m very excited to be part of Vision Import Group team now. This is a great company full of very talented and professional people in every area,” Obregon said.
“The human side of the company is something very attractive to all involved. It is exciting to have this opportunity to work alongside old friends within the company and on the growers’ side.
“All this meets my values and makes me enjoy what I do every day; it is a great feeling to be part of this great team.”
Obregon’s experience, from the fields, the packhouse, post-harvest processes, food safety regulations and export/import activities, will boost the company’s vertical integration and enable it to provide an even more efficient service to its grower partners, Vision Import said.
“We feel privileged to have Alberto join our company. His addition will galvanise our grower relationships while complementing our companies’ values and goals”, said Ronnie Cohen principal of the company.
Vision Import Group is an Importer of fresh produce servicing North America specialising in limes, lemons, mangoes, pineapples and various other seasonal offerings.