West Pak Avocado Welcomes Joe Nava as Vice President of Sales and Business Development
- by Alexis Schreiber
MURRIETA, CA - West Pak Avocado has announced the new hire of Joe Nava as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Nava will report to the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and work closely with his team to facilitate new customer development and customer growth.
"I am absolutely thrilled to be on board with West Pak Avocado,” expressed Nava. “I've long admired the company's leadership, and I feel fortunate to be joining a talented team. West Pak's global sourcing and extensive operations have positioned the company for service and growth. I look forward to engaging with a strong network of customers as we work together to advance the avocado category."
According to the company’s press release, a graduate of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Nava holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and Management. Previously, Nava worked at Calavo Growers, where he served as Senior Account Manager for six years, and Mission Produce, where he acted as Account Manager for four years. In addition to sales and sales management, his expertise includes forecasting, account management, product development, supply chain, and inventory management.
“Joe Nava’s background in the produce industry and impressive sales track record speak for themselves,” said Mario Pacheco, CEO. “We’re delighted to bring him on board and proudly welcome him to our avocado family!”
Nava will be heavily involved with the leadership in his new role with the global avocado distributor, development of West Pak’s sales team, and instrumental with new talent acquisitions as the company continues to grow.
“I am thrilled to have Joe Nava joining West Pak as a key member of my Sales and Marketing team,” stated Doug Meyer, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “His hiring is a testament to our company’s commitment to growth and talent acquisition initiatives as we continue to scale up across our organization and serve our valued customers. Joe’s sales experience, professionalism, and leadership in the avocado industry are the exact attributes we need in this new role. I look forward to the contributions he’ll make.”
As a member of West Pak’s executive management team, Nava’s involvement will include a wide array of initiatives and decision making across many areas of the company. He will also become a key contributor to the company’s development campaigns, marketing, and research.
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