DMA Solutions, Inc.
Dan'l Mackey Almy's passion for fresh produce marketing has paved the way for her dynamic career in the industry for over 18 years. In 2004, she founded DMA Solutions, Inc., a leading agency that works to increase the consumption of fresh produce through creative and results-oriented marketing. DMA Solutions has become a leader in modern marketing for the produce industry and shares inspiration via The Core—a blog covering topics aimed to elevate fresh produce marketing.
Inés Masallach Armijo
Serv. De Merc Imalinx, SA
Inés Masallach is the Marketing Director and founding partner of Imalinx, a marketing consulting firm for the food and beverage industries in Latin America. Inés started her career as marketing manager for McDonald’s from 1991 to 1995, where she developed loyalty programs and customer service training for personnel in the states of Morelos and Baja California. From 1998 to 2002 she was Mexican country manager for generic produce marketing programs in Grupo PM. In 2003 she co-founded Imalinx with the vision of providing an integrated marketing program for clients who want to access the heart of Latin America working with trade associations, private sector companies and government commercial offices of several countries. In 2011, Inés was recognized as a Produce Business 40 under Forty award recipient which acknowledges the produce industry’s top young leaders.
Nielsen Perishables Group, Estados Unidos
Chris Balzer leverages a comprehensive perspective on the industry to share Nielsen Perishables Group’s insights beyond their traditional client base toward non-fresh manufacturers whose products are impacted by the fresh space. Chris consults regularly with CPG manufacturers, demonstrating the importance of fresh and the impact perishables products have on the world’s largest brands. He has also helped non-traditional grocers launch fresh food strategies in super-center, club and mass channels. A Northwestern University graduate, Chris has been a member of the Nielsen Perishables Group team for seven years. Prior to joining Nielsen, Chris was an analyst at the NPD Group, a market intelligence firm serving the CPG and foodservice industries.
Regional Manager for Latin America
Euromonitor International, Estados Unidos
Carlos Otero is a seasoned marketing professional with particular experience working with multinational companies and trade government agencies throughout the Latin America Region. In his most recent position, Carlos has led the business development efforts across Latin America for Euromonitor International via strategic partnerships and consulting projects with global and regional Fortune 500 corporations. He has supported the development and partnerships with local and global organizations in a variety of industry sectors including, food, beverage and consumer goods.
Adrián Ortega Durán
Vice President, Marketing
Empacadora G.A.B. Inc.
Adrián Ortega Durán, a graphic designer and graduate from the Universidad Autónoma of Guadalajara, has been charged in the past 6 years to strengthen the Mr. Lucky brand, a well-recognized brand of fresh vegetables and fresh-cut in México and many other countries. He holds a master's degree in marketing at the Universidad Iberoamericana and his role is to work with the entire Mr. Lucky team to continue innovating in retail and foodservice markets. The goal for him is to understand consumers and to deliver more value through Mr. Lucky’s products.
Food Solutions SA de CV
As general manager of Food Solutions, Raymundo understands that constant innovation and credibility are essential for maintaining Mexican retail produce industry´s confidence in the service Food Solutions provide. Raymundo relies on 11 years of experience across a broad range of pre-cut fruit and vegetables. In addition to his local programs, Raymundo and his team maintain a strong international relationship with some of America´s largest companies in produce including: Bolthouse Farms, Earthbound Farms, Apio, Marzetti, and Ocean Mist. He holds a MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid and a Bachelor in Economics from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
Luis Moreno is the Funding Partner and General Director of Grupo PM, S.A. de C.V., which is dedicated to providing consultancy in agricultural marketing. Luis has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing through his work in companies such as IBM, Iusacell and Grupo Nacobre. He is a graduate of UNAM University with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Public Administration. He holds a Masters Degree in Marketing from the Universidad del Valle de México College.
Global Cold Chain Alliance
Debora Corado is a bilingual, business and marketing development specialist with more than 15 years of experience in leading and executing strategies and programs that require policy, technical, operational and program management work in different fields. Specialist in logistics and coordination of programs focused around the planning, directing, conducting and analyzing market activities.
Export Account Manager
Rainier Fruit Company
Nate Montgomery, Export Account Manager at Rainier Fruit Company, is responsible for accounts in Latin America. Nate had the unique experience of growing up in Mexico, which undoubtedly led to his foray into international business. Over the last twenty years, he has been involved in the global marketplace with responsibilities in buying, logistics, sales, and management. Nate joined Rainier Fruit in 2009 to manage foodservice sales and was quickly promoted to develop the Latin American export markets for the company’s fruit. Nate is a graduate of Multnomah University and can be found enjoying the company of his family or pursuing his love of music in his free time.
Vice President, Fresh Foods
Walmart de México y Centroamérica
Manolo Reyes is Vice President, Fresh Foods, Walmart de México y Centroamérica, where he helped to integrate and consolidate the Perishables and Groceries division in 2009. Before joining Walmart, Manolo worked for Costco Wholesale Corporation for eighteen years, finishing his career there as General Merchandise Manager Global Procurement of Fresh Foods. He has a Bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Vice President, Supply Chain Efficiencies
Produce Marketing Association
With more than 25 years of senior management experience in logistics and supply chain management, Ed Treacy serves as PMA’s expert in developing supply chain practices to lead the produce and floral industries forward. Treacy has spent most of his career working with major Canadian retail chains, including Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Sobeys Inc., where he held the position of Senior Vice President of Logistics and Engineering, Most recently, Treacy served as senior vice president of operations for New Breed Logistics, in High Point, N.C., where he designed and implemented manufacturing distribution centers to service major U.S. retailers. Among his responsibilities, Treacy monitors and forecast trends related to supply chain efficiencies, designs and maintains related products, services and educational events for PMA members. He also serves as staff lead and technical consultant to the industry-wide Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), and leads all data synchronization and alignment initiatives for PMA.
Todd Construction Services, Inc.
Glenn Todd, President & CEO of Todd Construction Services since 1989, is a specialist in construction development and construction management. Glenn is a long standing member of the International Association of Cold Storage Contractors, International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, Food Processors & Machinery Suppliers Association, Member of local 501 Operating engineers & Member of Pomona Chamber of Commerce. Since taking over ownership of Todd Construction Services in 1989, Glenn has grown the company’s business development to 23 states across the continental US & into two foreign countries. He is also a consultant for HACCP implementation, USDA and Department of Health and Safety compliance.