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Coast Tropical expands team with three new hires

Coast Tropical has announced the addition of Monica Izaguirre, Lindelly Rajo and Edgard Torres to its sales and procurement team.

Izaquirre will be joining the Texas team. She was most recently with CABE Fruit Produce, where she spent 10 years in sales, including sales manager roles. She will provide sales direction as well as share her knowledge to the sales team, while staying in contact and servicing numerous customer friends and growers she has cultivated over the years.Monica-Izaguirre-090517Monica Izaguirre

“I feel I am finally home," she said. "Ever since I started in the produce industry 10 years ago, my eyes were set on Coast Tropical! Coast Tropical has inspired my work by always striving to be a perfectionist in marketing, sourcing and taking a visionary outlook in the produce market. Therefore, I felt that I was competing at their level. I am now excited to have the opportunity to join the Coast Tropical team. I will work hard to contribute to the successes of Coast Tropical. The one asset that distinguishes Coast Tropical is its team of people that I am proud to be part of that team from now on.”

Lindelly-Rajo---05-Sep-17Lindelly RajoRajo will be joining the Florida team. She has recently completed a master's degree in agribusiness at the University of Georgia. Responsibilities include new customer outreach, strengthening ties with the current customers and the development of promotional programs based on new marketing trends.

“Joining the sales and marketing team is an encouraging position to follow with the company’s vision, which is to provide consumers with high-quality product and service," she said. "The produce industry is full of challenges, but also opportunities. I hope to contribute to the success of this company by reaching customers through proper channels and delivering the right messages that build tied relationships. I look forward to my future career in produce with Coast Tropical. ”

Edgar-Torres---9-5-17Edgar TorresTorres will be joining the sales and procurement team in Texas. Previously with Del Monte Foods Inc., he brings 15 years of experience in import and export, international and national logistics and a tremendous managerial experience on how to provide a safe and enjoyable working ambience.

“I feel happy working at Coast Tropical," he said. "Since day one, I could feel the excitement, pressure and adrenaline that this industry demands. Being in the sales and procurement department, I have the opportunity of mastering the core of this industry. I look forward to reaching out to new customers and letting them know that we could be part of their family by bringing to them top-quality products. I feel proud to work for one of the best and well known produce companies in the U.S.”

“We are extremely delighted to bring Monica, Lindelly and Edgar with their wealth of expertise, but most importantly these outstanding professionals bring tremendous new energy and modern perspectives to the produce industry," said Isabel Freeland, vice president of Coast Tropical. "We are proud of what we’ve built and look forward to expanding upon that base with Monica, Lindelly and Edgar as part of our team.”

Since its inception in 1947, Coast Tropical continues to expand its growing operations of mangos, limes, chiles, roots and other tropical items. It offers a year-round supply of premium-quality products that they grow, pack and distribute on their own label.