Bridges Produce, Inc. is excited to welcome Fernando Rodriguez to their sales team!
“Fernando’s team player attitude and deep knowledge of the industry will make him a great addition” said Ben Johnson, Bridges President.
Fernando has been in the produce industry since he was 23 years old when he started working in a Nogales produce warehouse as a dispatcher to supplement his teaching job. Fernando is a veteran on the Nogales produce scene having worked most recently at Franks Distributing, and prior to that at SunFed and The Produce Exchange.
“I’m excited to work for Bridges Produce in sales and marketing, and happy to help in any way possible to succeed and grow within the company” said Fernando.
Based out of Nogales, Arizona he will be doing sales, warehouse management and quality assurance. These roles will facilitate operational excellence at the warehouse and field level. “Having Fernando on our team and working with our Nogales warehouse will help us provide better customer service to both our grower partners, our customers and logistics partners. Enabling all stakeholders to thrive.” said Ben Johnson
The 2019/2020 Mexican season is ramping up with organic cucumbers, English cucumber, zucchini and yellow squash shipping now and eggplant starting soon. As we get further into the season, we will also have organic hard squash, chili peppers, bell peppers, green beans and melons available from our Mexican partners Rico Farms and Floriza Organicos (Aztlan Organic).
“In the US market, we continue to see higher demand for organic products, leading to increased production every year. I am glad that people are eating healthier by consuming more fruits and vegetables, because this means more business and more production for our grower partners in Mexico. Due to expanding demand and our high-quality product we expect to have a strong 2019-20 season” stated Fernando.
To meet Fernando and visit with the rest of the Bridges Team come see us at the PMA Fresh Summit Booth 2884.