Vanguard International USA has made a new hire and a key promotion within its organization.
The company has expanded its commercial business team by bringing on Ricardo Luchsinger as South America sales and procurement associate. Luchsinger works out of the Vanguard offices in Santiago, Chile supporting the global business team.
He brings his deep roots and career experience in the produce business to this position. He previously worked in the Ultramar shipping office in Chile for four years and followed that with a tenure in Pacific Chile as a freight forwarder specializing in fresh fruit service. From 2016 to present, Luchsinger has held the role of export account manager for Georgie’s Fruit, a cherry, grape and kiwi grower in central Chile.
“We’ve known Ricardo for many years as we have exported Georgie’s Fruit from him in the past and we are confident he will be a great addition to our team to help us to continue our business growth globally,” said Juan Luis Obach, manager of procurement & sales, Chile.
Left to right: Ricardo Luchsinger, Jon Fox
Vanguard International USA has also promoted Jon Fox to manager of its USA sales team. Fox has been an integral part of Vanguard for the last 10 years in his role in sales and procurement.
“Jon has earned the respect of customers, suppliers and his internal teammates through his day-in and day-out interactions,” said Tim Clarke, president of Vanguard International USA.
“For me, this promotion represents an exciting launching pad to lead the Vanguard USA Sales team to another level,” said Fox.
Fox, alongside his wife Kristen and family, will continue to reside in Wenatchee, Washington where they are active participants in the community.
In his new role, Fox will continue to directly manage his longstanding, existing relationships with customers and suppliers delivering the highest quality product 52 weeks a year.
“As we grow our team, we grow our ability to provide timely delivery of market-specific produce and strengthen our commitment to continue being global leaders,” said Clarke.