With Vision Import Group, what you see is what you get! Our exceptional team works endlessly to provide support, customer care, and unmatched service through our vast experience and knowledge of the industry.
Raul was introduced to the fundamentals of the produce industry during his seven-year experience working in Hunts Point. His experience at C.H. Robinson and Del Monte Fresh seasoned his career in sales, logistics, management, and directorship. In 2007, Raul joined with Ronnie Cohen to form Vision Import Group, LLC. This successful and expanding organization has been created by attention to high-quality growers and customer satisfaction.
Ronnie is third-generation in the produce industry with over 25 years of experience. He began working for his family business, Shapiro and Cohen Inc. in Hunts Point market. His experience working in New York has allowed him to transition from a traditional wholesaler to an importer, grower’s agent, and marketer of many commodities over the past years to the present.
Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Tony brings over 30 years’ experience in the produce industry. He worked at retail right out of high school and in 1992 he started with Caito Foods in Indianapolis and spent the next 27 Years in Procurement, Sales and executive leadership. His vast knowledge of the Produce supply chain and the team concept will help Vision Import Group thrive for many years.
“Customer satisfaction and supplying our customers with the highest quality and safest products is what drives me every day .”
Grower Relations Manager
Carolina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Economy. She has worked in the National Financing Corporation in Guayaquil, Ecuador, as a Treasury Analyst for 4 years. She has experience in managing negotiations through Stock Market Exchange and investment portfolios. She is managing our grower network in the field, in our warehouses, and through administrative tasks and various projects. Carolina provides administrative, clerical, and customer support, and is a member of the Company Food Safety Committee.
Angela has her Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, with a minor in Agricultural Communications from The Pennsylvania State University. As second-generation in the produce industry, her experience and education has involved the study of agronomic field crops, as well as horticultural commodities. Angela has a certificate from the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance course, specifically focusing on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program. At Vision Import Group, Angela is involved in coordinating all aspects of sales activities. In addition, she assists in managing marketing strategies, and Food Safety.
Director of Global Procurement
Alberto has a degree in Agronomy from Antonio Narro University in Mexico and a master’s in Environmental Technology. He has over 20 years of experience in the produce business overseeing export and import programs.
Working for the Secretary of Agriculture of Mexico, he spent 10 years (1997-2007) working in Mexico, Chile, South Africa and USA coordinating, developing and consulting on bilateral international agreements for fresh fruit export programs.
For a private citrus company in Mexico, he spent 13 years (2007-2019) directing the general operation, coordinating production fields, developing and operating packing plans and managing export and domestic programs.
Now Alberto will oversee all aspects of sourcing product. Managing and maintaining our relationships with all our grower partners.
Southeastern Sales Manager
Lindsay holds a Master’s degree from the University of South Florida. She worked for SUPERVALU, Inc. for nine years in their East Coast Field Buying Office handling many different aspects of the produce business. Her experience includes produce procurement, logistics, and retailing. Her background makes her an excellent fit for our sales team at Vision Import Group’s southeast location.
Regional Sales Manager
Erik is a 3rd generation produce professional, born and raised in this business. Erik grew up in Delano CA, a farming community located in San Joaquin valley, immersed in the family produce business.
Moving to Georgia in 1993, he is now 27 year veteran on the Atlanta State Farmers market.
He has held many titles to his tenure starting with, Sutherlands Food Service in 1993, as a driver, to President of Diaz Produce 2018.
He is very knowledgeable on Mexican produce items - limes, lemons, pineapple, mangos, avocados, hot chilies and other specialty items.
With his background in wholesale produce, retail, and procurement of all things produce related in our southeast location he can help with all your produce needs.
Marcos Gonzalez has several years of experience in the Import/Export field in the South Texas region having worked with two Customs Brokers in Hidalgo, TX. Marcos acquired his Customs Brokers License issued by the Treasury Department in 2001. He managed the Import Department and the warehouse facility while working with Godinez International, and carried that experience to Nogales, AZ when Godinez, Intl. opened an office there. Since then, he has acquired experience in logistics and operations of the trucking industry in the oilfield, refrigerated and crude oil hauling industry.
Merly has been working for over 18 years in the accounting field, first for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. in the accounts payables department, as well as an account specialist. She also worked for a well-known East Coast magazine distributor, Hudson News, in the accounts receivables department.
Assistant Texas Coordinator
Jonas has a Bachelor's Degree from North Tamaulipas University of Technology (UTTN) in petroleum engineering including a Technical degree in oil field maintenance.
He began working at the national polytechnic institute (GAID-IPN), in the city of Reynosa Tamaulipas performing the work of non-destructive tests from November 2017 to November 2018.
Transitioning into agriculture he moved to Texas as an inventory clerk of dry goods from November 2018 to May-2019 at a produce company. He then had another opportunity to expanded his knowledge by joining a logistics company in McAllen as a receiving clerk focusing on the area where trucks with goods were received on the Mexican side of the border.
Juliana holds a Bachelor of Science - Finance degree from New Jersey City University. She has more than a decade as an Accounts Receivable Manager building and managing relationships with big-box accounts. She has worked for global companies in a diversity of industries, including finance, manufacturing, and retail. The years of experience provide an ability to build rapport and cultivate long term relationships with staff, management, vendors, clients, and beyond. This makes her a great addition to our sales team and has been growing into her role and showing a natural passion for produce.