Hazel Technologies Inc. announces Alex Jimenez has joined the company as an AgTech account executive.
Jimenez joins Hazel Tech following several years of supply side service at IFCO specializing in account management and business development with growers and retailers. Prior to IFCO, he worked at Kroger as a buyer and inspector focused on quality improvement programs with growers, warehouse inspectors and division merchandisers. Jimenez will manage Hazel Tech’s rapidly expanding customer base and commercial operations in the Southwest, Mexico and other key territories.
More than 160 grower-packer-shippers across 12 countries have partnered with Hazel Tech as a pre and postharvest technology provider. Founded in 2015, Hazel’s technology is academically validated, USDA-funded and easy to use. Hazel sachets are placed in boxes of bulk produce by commercial growers at harvest, extending the shelf-life of produce up to three times by slowing aging in produce and preventing decay.
“Hazel Technologies has had huge success in reducing food waste in the fresh produce industry. I am very excited to be part of a company making such a positive global impact. There’s tremendous opportunity to partner with packer-shippers and hope to further expand Hazel’s solutions with key growers in Mexico and the USA,” said Jimenez.
“Food waste is a global problem. To truly fight food waste, Hazel is expanding outside of the US and building global teams and operations,” said Pat Flynn, CMO at Hazel Technologies. “Alex’s experiences throughout the supply-chain implementing international programs to deliver premium quality will help further integrate Hazel’s innovative technology across North America.”