Category Director, Tropicals

Fernando oversees procurement and marketing strategies for Oppy’s tropicals category, which includes kiwifruit and mangoes. He was promoted to this role in 2016, following two years as West Coast tropicals category manager.

After graduating with a degree in agriculture business management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fernando joined Oppy in 1989, working in sales, quality control, supply chain and operations before becoming grower relations manager in 2003. From 2005 through 2014, Fernando served as North America quality control and operations manager. 

Over the years, Fernando contributed significantly to our Mexican grape, California grape and greenhouse business, while gaining multi-faceted expertise across all Oppy items.