Vision Import's Allan Napolitano and Ronnie Cohen Visit Ecuadorian Mango and Plantain Operations
HACKENSACK, NJ - Allan Napolitano, Sales and Partnership Development Manager at Vision Import Group, recently had an opportunity to journey out of the office and into the fields in Ecuador with V.P. of Sales Ronnie Cohen to research the upcoming mango crop and plantain fields.
"It was really a fantastic opportunity to do field visits in Ecuador. While my daily work is sales and creating programs, I have a very strong interest in learning about what is happening at source," said Napolitano. "To see for myself the development and literal growth of product that we normally see packaged and graded already was wonderful."
Vision Import Group provides a fifty-two week supply of its mangoes, and in addition to growing in Ecuador, also has operations in Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, and Peru, that span the Kent, Keitt, Tommy Atkins, Haden, and Ataulfo varieties.
"To be in a position of greater understanding with the challenges that my growers face helps me to be a better partner to them," Napolitano added in a press release. "It also helps me more clearly communicate with my customers and share in real time what is happening in the fields. We all have a passion for what we do and it’s great that I can share my experiences with everyone I work with."
Napolitano also mentioned that he is grateful to The National Mango Board members, who were all welcoming and supportive in his experience.
Comprised of Vision Produce Co. in Los Angeles and Vision Import Group in River Edge, NJ, these separate companies allow parent, the Vision Companies, to do business in two slightly different ways while sharing unified national distribution and marketing both brands nationwide. With several global grower partnerships, Vision Import Group is known for its direct relationships with growers, allowing it to offer its high quality produce.