VANCOUVER, B.C. – Oppy has promoted Ray Reed and Andres Ribalta to new positions in the company to support Oppy’s strategic growth strategy.
On Oct. 1, Reed, who has served as Oppy’s general manager for Chile since the mid-2000s, will focus on expanding and strengthening sources of supply in his new position as director of global procurement, based in Oppy’s California offices. Reed will take on a leadership role in the crucial function of securing new partners, as well as maintaining and nurturing relations with Oppy’s extensive supply base.
Ribalta, formerly head of Oppy categories in Chile, will fill Reed’s previous position as the new general manager of its Chilean office, and reporting to Vice President of South American Operations Eric Coty. Ribalta’s two principal responsibilities include procuring fresh produce for sale in North America, as well as overseeing Oppy’s Chilean export business.
“Oppy’s plans for the coming years target growth in local and international markets, and the latest promotions of Ray Reed and Andres Ribalta, proven company veterans who bring unrivaled experience, expertise and vision, will enable us to accomplish just that,” said Doug Grant, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Oppy. “As Oppy continues to grow and strengthen its fundamental focus, it becomes imperative to ensure that the right people are in the right places within the organization.”