Julio Zavala Muñoz has joined Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. as commercial manager for Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador. Zavala is responsible for establishing and developing strong relationships with the company’s blueberry nursery and genetics customers in the region, overseeing the implementation and administration of new genetics licensing programs, and managing the customer service, sales, and grower support team. He is based in Lima, Peru, and reports to Ricardo Polis, Fall Creek’s regional director for South America.
Zavala has more than 20 years of experience in commercial and general management positions in local and foreign companies throughout Israel, Spain, Chile, Italy, and India in the regional agricultural field in sectors such as nutrition, irrigation, crop protection, and banking. Most recently, he was general manager of the fertilizer division at Gat Peru SAC. He is also a part-time invited professor at the University of Piura.
“Julio is highly recognized in the industry for his professional career and his gift for people,” says Polis. “We are very pleased to welcome him to Fall Creek Peru and in service to our customers.”
Zavala trained as an agricultural engineer at the La Molina National Agrarian University and graduated from the master’s programs in business administration and senior management at the Business School of the University of Piura (PAD).
“It is a pleasure to be part of this great company and to collaborate on the development of the blueberry industry in our region, including in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador,” says Zavala.