Eric became Oppy's executive director, South American Imports, in July 2016. He works closely with our executive category directors responsible for berries, grapes, stone fruit, apples, pears, kiwifruit, mangoes and citrus, as well as the sales team, grower relations staff and grower partners to ensure Oppy secures a comprehensive and continuous supply of fresh produce for customers across North America.Eric served as West Coast director of sales from April 2012 to July 2016. In this role, he guided Western U.S. sales initiatives, overseeing our Houston, Texas, Chino Hills and Visalia, California and Nogales, Arizona offices. Between 2004 and 2012, Eric was the sales manager for Oppy's Chino Hills office, following seven years as a sales representative. In that time, Eric also provided strategic leadership to our greenhouse, stone fruit and apple and pear categories in the Western U.S., while also building partnerships with key retail accounts.
Eric holds a BS in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from UC Davis.