Gourmet Trading Co., based in Los Angeles, announced that Luciano Fiszman has been promoted to procurement manager during the company's Chilean blueberry season.
In his new position, Mr. Fiszman, a native of Argentina, supervises the company's North American and South American blueberry operation along with all South American asparagus endeavors.
Scott Hulsey, vice president of procurement, said in a press release, "Luciano is a dedicated member of our team. Since 2006, he has been a key part of creating our South American blueberry program. He has helped us become the first distributor to commercially import blueberries from Peru. We're excited for him to manage procurement for our year-round South American asparagus Program out of Peru and Ecuador."
Over the last seven years, Mr. Fiszman has held positions as production manager and in South America blueberry procurement at Gourmet Trading. He had a career as a professor's assistant working on the development of Argentinean blueberries in an international and national level prior to joining the company.