Mission Produce, Oxnard, Calif., has named Jose Maldonado as the company’s director of global logistics.
Maldonado mastered logistics in his previous position with Dole Fresh Fruit International in Costa Rica. He managed vessel chartering, fuel supply contracts, commercial carrier contracts and commercial fleet operations budgeting for the produce company.
“Jose will manage our relationships with all major steam ship lines, from securing space on vessels to the negotiation of freight rates. We are excited to have Jose on board as Mission continues to execute is global business plan,” vice president of distribution and logistics Jeremy Currier said in a news release.
In his new role, Maldonado coordinates the transportation of Mission avocados sourced from California, Mexico, Chile and Peru to Mission customers around the world.