With the continuous objective to optimize our operations, it is our pleasure to announce the following changes to our organization chart.

Alfonso Aguilar

Alfonso Aguilar joins the Ahern Integrated Solutions team as a Product Development Assistant for our Technology Center in Culiacán. Alfonso graduated from the Faculty of Agronomy of Sinaloa with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, emphasizing in Soil and Water. He carried out his social services and professional internships in both Pimientos Selectos and Ahern. We are excited to see his continued success as he grows with us.

Alejandro Colina

Alejandro joins the purchasing team as a Buyer. He graduated from The University of Xochicalco in Ensenada B.C. with a degree in Marketing. Alejandro brings with him more than six years of experience in purchasing and supply chain management. Before joining Ahern, Alejandro worked in manufacturing companies such as Fender Musical Instruments, Bose Corporation and Honeywell. During that time, he was part of improvement projects for inventory control, cost reduction, delivery times, and implementation of lean culture in different areas. Alejandro’s addition to the team demonstrates Ahern's continued commitment to provide excellent service to our internal and external clients.

Álvaro Noriega

Alvaro Noriega joins the team as a Marketing Assistant. Prior to joining Ahern, Alvaro worked for eight years as a manager at Planter Paradise where he helped grow the business from a small planter shop to the largest planter import company in San Diego. Currently, Alvaro is attending Western Governors University to obtain his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. He plans to graduate in the summer of 2019. His positive attitude and work ethic is invaluable to our team.

Eduardo Trejo

Eduardo Trejo joins the Ahern team as our new Internal Auditor. Eduardo is a Public Accountant who graduated from the Tepepan University School of Commerce and Administration, in Mexico City. His knowledge is extensive, having continued his education in the areas of Internal Control and Corporate Governance. Eduardo has over 12 years of experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of policies, codes of ethics, risk management, and operational processes in both national and international companies. His vast experience will be of great help to our company as we continue to grow.

Freddy López

Freddy López joins Ahern as a Research and Development Representative for the State of Chihuahua. Freddy graduated as an Agronomist from the Autonomous University Agraria Antonio Narro, in Torreón, Coahuila. Before joining Ahern, he worked on the development of new commercial products for Harris Moran. We are very excited to have Freddy on our team!

Jesús Sarabia Beltrán

Jesús Sarabia joins the Ahern Integrated Solutions team as Operations Manager for our Technology Center in Culiacán, Sinaloa. He graduated from the Faculty of Agronomy of Sinaloa, with a degree in Agricultural Engineering and an emphasis in Horticulture. Prior to joining Ahern, Jesus worked for eight years at the Syngenta research and development station in positions such as Farm Manager Assistant, in charge of irrigation systems and product development. His unique knowledge of Culiacán farms makes him the ideal candidate to contribute to our vision.

Natalia Hernández

Natalia Hernández joins Ahern as a Logistics Assistant. She comes with more than ten years of experience in logistics in companies such as Estafeta Mexicana SA de CV, Corporate Delfinfs, and Logis Express. Natalia is passionate about logistics and the supply chain. We are confident that her experience and commitment will greatly benefit the team.

Osvaldo Cruz Bazua

Osvaldo Cruz joins Ahern as the Research and Development Representative for Sonora. A Graduate from the Faculty of Agronomy of Sinaloa with a degree in Agronomic Engineering, Osvaldo arrives at Ahern with seven years of experience in the industry, specializing in products for Sonora. Prior to joining Ahern, he worked in sales and product development positions for companies such as BASF Mexicana, Lida de México and Keithly Williams. Osvaldo's knowledge of the area will help us to provide the best service to our customers in Sonora.

Vanessa Bernal

Vanessa Bernal joins the Ahern team as the Human Resources Manager. Vanessa graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration. After serving in the United States Armed Forces for five years, She joined the Department of Veterans Affairs where she worked for eight years as a Case Manager and Benefits Coordinator. In her position with Veterans Affairs, Vanessa helped veterans maximize their health and education benefits. She brings invaluable communication and organizational skills and we are happy to welcome her to the team.

Gabriela Michel, Cindy Fragozo and Christina Acuna

We are happy to announce the promotion of Gabriela Michel to Administrative Manager of Product Development. In this role, Gabriela will be responsible for the administration of variety trials for Ahern. In addition, we are pleased to welcome Cindy Fragozo as the new Products and Testing Coordinator. Cindy joins us with a degree in Business Administration from the UNAD of Colombia. Cindy's enthusiasm and work ethic will surely add value to the Ahern team. Finally, Christina Acuna will take on the new role of Quality Control Manager. With a degree in biochemistry, almost 20 years of experience in Ahern and a vast knowledge of products, Christina is very highly qualified to assume this position. We are confident that she will provide valuable assistance to the Logistics Department. We are pleased to welcome Cindy to the Ahern team, and congratulate Gabriela and Christina on their new positions.