Who we are?
Vision Import Group LLC has established global grower partnerships to provide the highest quality products and service to our customers. Every one of our grower partners offers top quality fruit and is held to the highest food safety standards/certifications. What makes Vision Import Group LLC unique is our direct relationship with our growers. Through these partnerships we deliver the highest quality produce at a fair price. We offer our customers up to date information on product availability, market price points, trends, weather and other variables that influence our commodities. This open communication allows our customer and grower partnerships to flourish.
We have worked hard with our growers and distributors to create brands for our products that are the definition of quality. These brands allow customers at all levels in the industry to easily identify the best product. We offer year round availability of Limes, Lemons, Mangos,Pineapples,and Carrots. We also have a seasonal Clementine program.
Our staff can provide exceptional service, support, and comfort to our customers due to our acquired knowledge from many years of experience in the industry. As leaders of our industry we strive to provide quality, fair pricing, unmatched customer care, and innovative products.
Every company has goals; please contact us today to learn how Vision Import Group LLC can help you achieve yours.
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Executive Vice President
Working Hunts Point for 7 years introduced Raul to the fundamentals of the Produce Industry. 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 and Bill Vogel of Tavilla Sales in L A, to form Vision Import Group, LLC., as its Excecutive Vice President and Managing Partner. Attention to High Quality Growers and Customer Satisfaction have created a successful and expanding organization.
Vice President of Sales
Ronnie is third generation in the produce industry with over 20 years of experience. He began working for his family business,Shapiro and Cohen Inc in Hunts Point market. The experience he had in New York has allowed him to transitionfrom a traditional wholesaler to an importer, grower’s agent and marketer of many commodities over the years to the present.
George has over 25 years’ experience in the produce industry. George has performed every task in the produce field from transportation, warehouse management, sales and procurement. Currently George sells to a broad array of customers along with overseeing the company carrot program.
The newest member of the team. Allan comes from a family with a rich history in the produce industry, where he grew up working in the business. He has joined the team after several years working for a leading Fortune 100 company.
Carolina holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a Masters in Economy. She 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.
Sales Assistant/Administrative 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 new southeast location.
Yen has a background in business with a bachelors in business management. He comes with 10 plus years’ experience in management, international sales, logistics, warehouse management, marketing and procurement. Yen is currently joining the sales team.
Lonnie has been involved with produce his entire life. He has bought, sold, delivered and merchandised to a wide variety of produce establishments. He understands the intricate properties of produce because he creates, prepares and formulates a broad spectrum of meals designed to finish with maximum flavor. In short, he has an innate passion for produce.
The new member of Vision Import Group, Merly Garcia has been working for over 17 years in the accounting area, first for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co in the accounts payables department and then as an account specialist. She also worked for a well know East Coast magazine distributor, Hudson News, in the accounts receivables department.
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 Intl. and carried that experience to Nogales, AZ when Godinez, Intl. opened an office there. Since then he has acquired experience in the logistics and operations of the trucking industry in the oilfield, refrigerated and crude oil hauling industry.
Ruben Gutierrez holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from The University of Texas Pan American. His produce career begun after graduation from the university in a produce foodservice company as an assistant produce buyer. As a child Ruben lived in a farm own by his family in Mexico, and is where his passion for produce started. In the company Ruben plays different roles. He is in charge of logistics, inventory, sales, and quality assurance.