Inside West Pak

Meet Ruben Barahona. As our new Director of Logistics, he brings over two decades of experience to our pak. Ruben has strong global knowledge in transportation, logistics, and supply chain management with a proven track record in his career. His success is attributed to being...

A full-steam-ahead look at how West Pak’s bag of small avocados is evolving as a little leader in the great big avocado category. All Aboard the Small Avocado Frenzy They’ve been called baby, mini, and even tiny, and at roughly half to two-thirds the size of an...

In a nutshell, Maria De La Torre-Sabir in West Pak Avocado's Grower Accounting department pays growers for their fruit. Sounds simple enough, but the weight of her position in much more than that. It's about balancing customer service to hundreds of growers at any given...

As we enter the summer months, our resident field experts at West Pak have happily served up the following words of wisdom for our family of growers. Here's what Southern Field Manager Andrew Gabryszak, Northern Field Manager Mike Harberson, Northern Operations Field Manager Ralph Gonzalez,...

To ensure that all operations remain up to date with current technology and to address any precautionary measures in light of COVID-19, West Pak Avocado has made recent strides to expand the capabilities of its various facilities. "Continuous improvement through innovation and integrated systems are core...

What started as a deep concern for allergens turned into a passion for food safety, when a personal connection prompted Georgina Jaramillo Robles to look into the field as a career path. As a young girl growing up in Mexico, Georgina recalls that her mother...

According to West Pak Avocado Drivers Eduardo Rivera and Javier Espinosa, their primary responsibility is a relatively simple but very important one, none the less. They are responsible for the safe pickup of fruit from ranches in the company’s northern region and delivering the precious...

Take a moment to walk the groves with Nick Lahr, Field Buyer for West Pak Avocado, and his passion for his profession quickly becomes evident. He's most at home out in the field, taking in the fresh air and sunshine, even playing in the dirt...

With spring in the air and the California avocado season in full bloom, there is much to celebrate. With last year’s lighter crop and plentiful rainfall, local trees have a good set for this year’s harvest. For the 2019 California avocado season, 215 million pounds of...

Meet Chambrea Yohner (Chamee) West Pak's resident GAP Coordinator. She's the North Country native with an eye for detail and a penchant for paperwork, and she's here to make sure growers have what they need for GAP certification. In a recent interview, Chamee discussed the...