Naturipe Farms Announces Francisco Jose Del Rio Alamos as New Avocado Unit CEO
SALINAS, CA - Naturipe Farms is embarking on a mission of innovation and investment in its Naturipe Avocado Farms unit, with Francisco Jose Del Rio Alamos leading the charge as the division's new CEO.
“As a farmer myself, I see great potential in Naturipe Avocado Farms,” said Del Rio upon the announcement of his new role. “In a way, I have been with Naturipe Avocado Farms since its inception. My family’s farm, San Jose Farms, is an affiliate of Baika LTDA, a Chilean grower-owner of Naturipe Avocado Farms. It brings me great joy to take on this new role and continue the journey with Naturipe.”
Before joining Naturipe Avocado Farms, Del Rio was known for founding Global Food Products Trading LTDA, where he remains CEO. At his company, he developed leadership skills in successfully forming new businesses, according to a press release, as well as leading exceptional customer service and supply chain management, both of which Naturipe said is key to the avocado unit’s success. Del Rio also holds an undergraduate degree in agronomy and a Masters of Advanced Management degree from Yale University.
“We are excited to have Francisco lead this new strategic business unit,” says Chris Coffman, President and CEO of Naturipe Brands. “He excels in creating a culture of innovation and provides a breadth of global and day-to-day operational experience to establish strategic planning for Naturipe Avocado Farms.”
As Naturipe embarks on a new era for its avocado business, AndNowUKnow would like to share our cheers and congratulations!