Manuel Eduardo 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 Farming Division
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 Vieira – Vice President Packing and Sales Division
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.