Mission Produce hires new director of global logistics

Mission Produce Inc., based in Oxnard CA, has hired Jose Maldonado as its new director of global logistics.

JoseMaldonado comes to Mission from Dole Fresh Fruit International, where he worked from Costa Rica and had various responsibilities, including vessel chartering, fuel supply contracts, commercial carrier contract/relations and commercial fleet operations budgeting.

Maldonado brings over 15 years of experience in global logistics and finance and will be tasked with ensuring that Mission avocados sourced from California, Mexico, Chile and Peru will be transported to our customers around the world.

“Jose will manage our relationships with all major steam ship lines, from securing space on vessels to the negotiation of freight rates," Jeremy Currier, vice president of distribution and logistics, said in a press release. "We are excited to have Jose on board as Mission continues to execute is global business plan.”