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Professional Milestones

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Rocío Gómez

Rocío Gómez

September 2017 – New Hire
Territory Manager
US Foods

Rocío began her new job in September at US Foods, one of the largest foodservice distributors in the U.S., with $23 Billion in revenue. In her new job as Territory Manager, Rocío is responsible for developing and managing both established and new customers by selling food and non-food items to achieve sales and profitability goals.

James P. Stell

James P. Stell

June, 2017 – Anniversary
Plant Operations Manager
JBS Beef

James has been working for JBS Beef for five years and last June he celebrated his first anniversary in his new position as operations manager. He previously worked as key account manager for JBS Beef West Region. In his new role, he manages the day to day operations at the beef plant including the Harvest, Fabrication and Distribution Center.

Helga Melgar

Helga Melgar

September, 2017 – New Hire
Marketing Specialist
Lumetta, Inc.

Helga is a marketing professional who recently started working with Lumetta. Her responsibility is to create and manage marketing programs that effectively inform their audiences of both their expertise and uniqueness in the design and manufacture of custom and standard luminaires, using their proprietary Lumenate® material.

José Luis Almánzar

José Luis Almánzar

August, 2017 – New Hire
Account Manager
UNIFI

José began his new job as account manager for United Natural Foods Inc. (UNIFI) last August, after working seven years for SuperValu as category manager. With more than 20 years of experience in sales, merchandise and business administration, José began a new phase in his professional life in the food industry.

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Ricky Castro-Kreutz

Ricky Castro-Kreutz

July, 2017 – Anniversary
Senior Director Multicultural Merchandising & Formats
Save-A-Lot

Ricky celebrated ten years of work at Save-A-Lot in July. He is in charge of leading a team responsible for creating the right National Brand and Private Label Assortment and Promotional, Pricing and In Store Merchandising strategies to become the Edited Assortment Store of choice in key Multicultural markets throughout the US.  He was responsible for developing a best in class Authentic Hispanic Private Label program from idea to shelf that have been a catalyst of growth with Hispanic customers in key markets. These products were showcased at PLMA in 2015.

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Haydee Colón-Clark

Haydee Colón-Clark

August, 2017 – Promotion
Managing Director
La Huerta USA

Haydee has been working for La Huerta USA for the last two and a half years and she was named Managing Director on August 1st. La Huerta USA, founded in Mexico has been supplying organic and conventional frozen vegetables, branded and private label, for the past 60 years. On her new position, Haydee works to ensure the company operates profitably and ethically to fulfill the objectives of its business partners and staff.

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Anani E. LeFevre

Anani E. LeFevre

July, 2017 – New Job
Director of Field Operation – México
Hilton HSM

Anani recently began her new job with Hilton HSM after 12 years of work at Sysco Food Service. In her new position is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the purchases for all products including in-country local sourcing, providing formal programs for the Hilton properties in Mexico.

Juan Reyes Jr.
Juan Reyes Jr.

Juan Reyes Jr.

July 2017 – New Job
Business Analyst
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Juan started his new role as Business Analyst at the end of July where he helps customers solve business problems with technical solutions, which means leveraging collaboration with all stakeholders to determine and manage the requirements of their customers and help his team deliver results.

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Cecilia “Cece” V. Martínez

Cecilia “Cece” V. Martínez

June, 2017 – Anniversary
Hispanic Coordinator- Ethnic Division
Unified Grocers (Now SuperValu), Market Centre

Cecilia “Cece” V. Martínez has a lifetime working in the supermarket industry, more precisely for Unified Grocers, where in two terms has completed 28 years of work. She currently serves as Hispanic Coordinator in the Ethnic Division, where she was recently promoted after working as a purchasing assistant. Born in Hollywood and raised in East Los Angeles, Cecilia is responsible for multiple administrative duties at the Hispanic Purchasing Department of the company that is now part of SuperValu.

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Angel M. Flores

Angel M. Flores

April, 2017 – Promotion
Senior Vice President of Grow and Development
Wise Food Inc.

Angel M. Flores was named Senior Vice President of Growth and Development for Wise Foods Inc., a subsidiary of Arca Continental in the US. Originally from Monterrey N.L. Mexico, Flores have lived in the US for 20 years. He has worked for Wise Foods Inc. for almost 5 years. In his new position, he is responsible for strategic planning, development of new avenues of growth, either organically or inorganic growth and M & A.

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