Graduating with a degree in agronomy from the Mayor University of Chile, Rodrigo worked in QC at multiple fruit companies throughout his studies, including Oppy grower partner David Del Curto. He was hired at Oppy seven years ago as QC inspector at our Carson office and just two years ago moved to McAllen, Texas to work remotely as QC control supervisor at the Hidalgo Texas Port of Entry.
Winning the Industry Role Model award for a seventh year, Oppy was represented by Retail Solutions Specialist Garland Perkins at the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) Consumer Connection Conference last month. She accepted the honor and for the first time, received recognition herself as an Excellence Awardee! PBH chose companies and individuals whose support of the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters brand to increase consumption in 2018 warranted special recognition.
Living in Delaware all her life, Joyce hasn’t strayed far from the city of New Castle which she says, is “15-20 minutes from almost anywhere I need to go!” She received a bachelor’s degree in communication management from Wilmington College, now Wilmington University, while working as a part-time receptionist for an auto dealer, moving to their marketing department after graduation. When the recession hit, Joyce decided to look for opportunities outside of the automotive industry as both she and her husband were in the business.