Crystal Valley Foods (Crystal Valley) welcomes back Philip Rodriguez to its team. Rodriguez began his career in produce with Crystal Valley Foods in 2017 as a sales and procurement liaison and has rejoined the company as business development manager.
Rodriguez was most recently with Hello Fresh as a field specialist where he worked with operations, packaging and a variety of growing partners to improve efficiencies throughout the company’s supply chain. He started with Hello Fresh as a strategic sourcing manager helping to source a variety of products for the meal kits.
“We are thrilled to have Philip back home,” said Jay Rodriguez, president. “He has gotten much experience over the last four years and comes back with a wealth of knowledge about the industry. Philip will undoubtedly play an important role in supporting and strengthening our customer and partner relationships and we know he will be a valuable part of the company’s continued growth for many years to come.”
“I very much look forward to my return to Crystal Valley Foods and to applying my experience to this new role,” said Rodriguez. “In the last several years I have gained a robust understanding of the industry and I am excited to return to the supplier/grower side. I am also excited to be back in my hometown.”
Rodriguez will be based in Crystal Valley’s main office in Miami, Florida.