Colombia Avocado Board of Administrators elects two new board members


Orlando, Florida – Final month, the Colombian Avocado Board (CAB) met at its annual assembly to elect two new administrators to its board. The brand new members could have a significant function in growing consciousness and consumption of Colombian avocados within the US market.

The brand new members of the nine-member Board of Administrators are:

  • Brian Gomez, Importer Supervisor of GreenFruit Avocados
  • Catherine Mejia Virgil, Vice President of CAB and Director of Corpohass

The present Board of Administrators contains:

  • Ricardo Uribe, President of CAB and Export Director of Cartama
  • Brooke Baker, CAB Secretary and Import Supervisor at Mission Produce
  • Kellen Newhouse, CAB Treasurer and Importer Director of West Pak Avocado, Inc.
  • Mauricio Moranth, CAB Export Supervisor from Montana Fruits
  • Ricardo Mejia, CAB Export Supervisor of Fruty Inexperienced
  • Sergio Plata Ortiz, CAB Export Supervisor from Baika Fruit
  • Dustin Hahn, CAB Import Supervisor from Naturipe

Brian Gomez of GreenFruit is the newly elected Director of Importer, changing Gerardo Huerta of Del Rey Avocado, and Catherine Mejia is the newly elected Vice President, changing Jorge Restrepo of Corpohass.

“The Board of Administrators of Avocado Colombia congratulates and is grateful to Mr. Gomez and Ms. Mejia for accepting their appointment to the Board of Administrators,” stated Manuel Michel, Director Basic of CAB. “Their participation shall be invaluable as we put together for an additional file export yr,” he continued. “Our distinctive rising area permits for year-round avocado manufacturing offering stability and consistency to our consumers.”

Colombian avocados have been authorized for cargo to the USA since 2019. The quantity of imports into the USA has grown quickly over the previous a number of years with an estimated 5% improve in Haas avocado manufacturing final yr. Colombia is among the largest avocado exporters and expects a rise in avocado consumption resulting in extra alternatives inside the native market.

Concerning the Colombia Avocado Council

CAB’s mission is to construct the instruments to work in sync with the Hass Avocado Board to domesticate U.S. shoppers by aligning growers, exporters and importers collectively underneath a cohesive advertising and marketing effort centered on Colombian avocados. CAB was authorized by the USDA on January 7, 2020, underneath the license of the Hass Avocado Promotion, Analysis, and Data Act of 2000 (7 USC 7801-7813). For extra data, go to avocadocolombia.com.

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