Alberto Obregon joins Vision Import as director of global procurement

visgVision Import Group, an Importer of fresh produce servicing North America and specializing in limes, lemons, mangos and pineapples, as well as various other seasonal offerings, announced the hiring of Alberto Obregon as director of global procurement, where he will manage and maintain relationships with the company’s grower-partners.
Obregon has more than 20 years of experience overseeing export and import programs. He most recently worked for a private citrus company in Mexico, where he spent 13 years (2007-2019) directing the general operation, coordinating production fields, developing and operating packing plans and managing export and domestic programs. Prior to that, he worked for the Secretary of Agriculture of Mexico from 1997 to 2007, working in Mexico, Chile, South Africa and the U.S. coordinating, developing and consulting on bilateral international agreements for fresh fruit export programs.

“We feel privileged to have Alberto join our company,” said Ronnie Cohen, principal of Vision Import Group, located in Hackensack, NJ. “His addition will galvanize our grower relationships while complementing our company’s values and goals.”

“I’m very excited to be part of Vision Import Group team now,” said Obregon, who earned a degree in agronomy from Antonio Narro University in Mexico and a master’s in environmental technology. “This is a great company full of very talented and professional people in every area. 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.”
Cohen said the company will greatly benefit from Obregon’s experience in the fields, the packinghouse, post-harvest processes and food safety regulations, and his expertise in export-import activities will complement what the company already provides.

“Our continued company focus of being vertical when doing business from the farms all the way to end consumer moves us closer to that goal,” said Cohen. “Our commitment to both grower and customer partnerships will continue to flourish and now expand our future offerings with the addition of Alberto.”

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