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Day in the Life of… Quality Controller Felipe Diaz

Day in the Life of… Quality Controller Felipe Diaz

Originally from Rancagua, Chile, Felipe now calls San Pedro, California, home. An alumnus of DUOC UC institute in Chile, Felipe graduated with a bachelor of engineering in agronomy and is also accredited as an agricultural technician from Saint Vicente de Paul Agricultural School in Chile. Working in produce since 2012, Felipe spent six years in Miami as a quality inspector, coordinating with growers to harvest and pack high-quality fruit. His work took him all over the world and before long, Felipe had lived in six different U.S. states.

Felipe joined Oppy in May 2018 and his day-to-day tasks vary depending on the season. In the winter, he works with a wide variety of fresh fruit spanning all categories, checking and re-packing to make sure customer orders are met. In the summer, Felipe focuses on West Coast Tomatoes, coordinating and executing the necessary quality measures to ensure the final products meet the needs of retailers in true Oppy style in the Oceanside Pole and Cal-Tom brands.

Grateful for his team at Maruzen and AGRO Merchants Group, Felipe is appreciative of the constant trust and support he receives at Oppy. Looking forward, he hopes to continue building his professional career. An avid traveler, hiker, and nature-lover, Felipe is often looking forward to his next big adventure in the mountains.