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Manuel E. Vieira  -Owner/President

I was born on the island of Pico, Azores and immigrated to Brazil when I was 17 years old, where I completed my business degree. In 1972 my wife Laurinda and our three children moved to the United States, where I started to work for my uncle, Antonio Vieira Tomas. In 1977 I had the great opportunity to buy his company and today my two sons take great responsibility in assisting me run the business while my daughter teaches high school. I’m very proud of these accomplishments and the continuing strides my family is making. I invite you to join us for a great business relationship!

Rick Vieira – Vice President

I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I came to the United States when at the age of five years old. As the oldest of the Vieira kids, I have worked for A.V.Thomas Produce the longest, since 1984. I began working in the packing shed and slowly learned the farming process. Today I am the Vice President of the Farming Division and am proud of the good quality yams produced by our company.

Carlos E. Vieira – Vice President

Born in 1972 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I spent most of my life in the city of Livingston CA. I began working for A.V.Thomas Produce during the summers and after school, until I devoted full time in 1992. As the years passed, I have learned a lot from my father to the extent that today, I am the Vice President of Packing and Sales divisions.

Brian H. Escobar
Director of Organic & Safety Operations

Brian H. Escobar
Director of Organic & Safety Operations

Frank Lucas
Safety Manager/Workers Comp

Frank Lucas
Safety Manager/Workers Comp

Yuri Cardenas
Organic Operations Administrator

Yuri Cardenas
Organic Operations Administrator

Dana Miller
Office Manager/Accounting

Dana Miller
Office Manager/Accounting

Rosa Douglas
Accounting Coordinator

Rosa Douglas
Accounting Coordinator

Rosa Arechiga
Payroll Associate

Rosa Arechiga
Payroll Associate

Gina Mendoza
Office Assistant

Gina Mendoza
Office Assistant

Ryanne Borba
Accounting Specialist

Ryanne Borba
Accounting Specialist

Connie V. Avila
ACA Coordinator

Connie V. Avila
ACA Coordinator

Jeremy Fookes
Director of Sales

Jeremy Fookes
Director of Sales

Cristina San Pablo
Operations Administrator

Cristina San Pablo
Operations Administrator

Manuel “JR” Silva
Sales Manager

Manuel “JR” Silva
Sales Manager

Laura Machuca
Sales and Collections Specialist

Laura Machuca
Sales and Collections Specialist

Daniel Varela
Quality Control Manager

Daniel Varela
Quality Control Manager

Gilberto Garibay
Shipping Associate

Gilberto Garibay
Shipping Associate

Cruz Gutierrez
Facilities Packing Manager

Cruz Gutierrez
Facilities Packing Manager

Margarita Guerrero
Shipping Administrator

Margarita Guerrero
Shipping Administrator

Maria A. Franco
Shrink Wrap Packing Supervisor

Maria A. Franco
Shrink Wrap Packing Supervisor

Rosalinda Franco
Dry Packing Supervisor

Rosalinda Franco
Dry Packing Supervisor

Josephina Garcia
Operations Assistant

Josephina Garcia
Operations Assistant

Juan Gutierrez
Field Assistant Manager

Juan Gutierrez
Field Assistant Manager

Reyna Gutierrez
Field Administrative Assistant

Reyna Gutierrez
Field Administrative Assistant

Jorge Gutierrez
Field Manager

Jorge Gutierrez
Field Manager

Lazaro Bautista
Maintenance Repair Supervisor

Lazaro Bautista
Maintenance Repair Supervisor

Shannon Rodriguez
Controller

Shannon Rodriguez
Controller

Zacharie Fookes
Sales Associate

Zacharie Fookes
Sales Associate

Fernando Galvan
Shop Manager

Fernando Galvan
Shop Manager

Ofelia Muniz
HR Associate

Ofelia Muniz
HR Associate

Damali Guerrero
Inventory Coordinator

Damali Guerrero
Inventory Coordinator

Efrain Castillo 
Inventory Specialist Assistant

Efrain Castillo
Inventory Specialist Assistant

Fabio Vieira da Silva
Inventory Specialist

Fabio Vieira da Silva
Inventory Specialist

Minerva Hernandez 
HR Generalist

Minerva Hernandez
HR Generalist

Marja Avila
Field Office Supervisor

Marja Avila
Field Office Supervisor