( Photo and logo courtesy Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc.; graphic by Amelia Freidline )

Carolina Uquillas Herrera has joined Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., Lowell, Ore., as commercial manager for Chile.

She is responsible for establishing and developing relationships with the company’s blueberry nursery and genetics consumers in Chile, according to the release, and will oversee implementation of new genetics licensing programs.

She is based in the company’s Santiago, Chile, office.

Uquillas has experience in the commercialization of patented fruit varieties and business development, according tot the release. She most recently was regional licensing manager in South America for Sun World International. She also has been a researcher and table grape breeder at the Institute of Agricultural Research, in Santiago.

“Fall Creek sees tremendous potential in the blueberry industry of Chile, and with the addition of Carolina to our team, we are increasing our commitment to exceptional service and access to new varieties for the country’s blueberry producers,” Ricardo Polis, regional director for South America, said in the release.

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