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Calavo Names Padilla As Senior Director Of International Sales

Tommy Padilla

Santa Paula, California-based Calavo Growers has announced the addition of Tommy Padilla as senior director of international sales.

“With Tommy’s help, we are well positioned to support our international customers and expand our ‘Family of Fresh’ products and services in the Asian and European markets. Tommy is a great addition to our team and we are excited to have an industry veteran join our family,” said Brian Kocher, CEO and president. 

Danny Dumas, SVP and general manager of Calavo’s grown division, agreed, “I am thrilled to welcome Tommy Padilla as senior director of international sales. 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. “

Calavo Growers is a provider and distributor of produce, including avocados, tomatoes, papayas, fresh-cut fruit, vegetables and prepared foods. The products are sold under the Calavo brand name, proprietary sub-brands, private label and store brands.

The company serves retail grocery, foodservice, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors and wholesalers worldwide. It has processing plants and packing facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

For more information, visit calavo.com.

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