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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
Food Safety Coordinator/Workers Comp

Frank Lucas
Food Safety Coordinator/Workers Comp

Yuri Cardenas
Administrative Assistant/Organic Operations

Yuri Cardenas
Administrative Assistant/Organic Operations

Dana Miller
Office Manager/Accounting

Dana Miller
Office Manager/Accounting

Rosa Douglas
Administrative Assistant/Invoicing

Rosa Douglas
Administrative Assistant/Invoicing

Rosa Arechiga
Administrative Assistant

Rosa Arechiga
Administrative Assistant

Gina Mendoza
Administrative Assistant

Gina Mendoza
Administrative Assistant

Courtney Walsh
Administrative Assistant

Courtney Walsh
Administrative Assistant

Shannon Ruccello
Administrative Assistant

Shannon Ruccello
Administrative Assistant

Connie V. Avila
ACA Coordinator

Connie V. Avila
ACA Coordinator

Christina San Pablo
ACA Administrative Assistant

Christina San Pablo
ACA Administrative Assistant

Manuel “JR” Silva
Sales Manager

Manuel “JR” Silva
Sales Manager

Jeremy Fookes
Retail Sales Specialist

Jeremy Fookes
Retail Sales Specialist

Dustin Robinson
Salesman

Dustin Robinson
Salesman

Laura Machuca
Sales Administrative Assistant

Laura Machuca
Sales Administrative Assistant

Gilberto Garibay
Sales Administrative Assistant

Gilberto Garibay
Sales Administrative Assistant

Cruz Gutierrez
Packing House Manager

Cruz Gutierrez
Packing House Manager

Mario Maldonado
Packing House Assistant Manager

Mario Maldonado
Packing House Assistant Manager

Daniel Varela
Quality Control Manager

Daniel Varela
Quality Control Manager

Margarita Guerrero
Shipping Supervisor

Margarita Guerrero
Shipping Supervisor

Rosalinda Franco
Dry Packing Supervisor

Rosalinda Franco
Dry Packing Supervisor

Maria A. Franco
Shrink Wrap Packing Supervisor

Maria A. Franco
Shrink Wrap Packing Supervisor

Juan Gutierrez
Field Operations Assistant Manager

Juan Gutierrez
Field Operations Assistant Manager

Ricardo Vasquez
Field Receiving & Storage Manager

Ricardo Vasquez
Field Receiving & Storage Manager

Reyna Gutierrez
Field Operations Administrative Assistant

Reyna Gutierrez
Field Operations Administrative Assistant

Jose S. Rodrigues
Bin Repair Supervisor

Jose S. Rodrigues
Bin Repair Supervisor