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Divine Flavor hires director of business development

Patrick cortes divine flavor

NOGALES, AZ. – April 24, 2023 – Nogales-based produce distributor and grower, Divine Flavor BB #:204689, announced they have added Patrick Cortes as a key role to the company’s development and strategic team.

Cortes joins the produce brand as the Director of Business Development and Strategic Planning where his principal duties will rely on sustainable growth amongst the Divine Flavor customer base and its grower alliance.

“I’m thrilled to join the Divine Flavor team and contribute my experience to an already innovative brand who’s poised for growth,” said Cortes.

“Divine Flavor is such a family-oriented company who values not only their work force, but each of its stakeholders whether its their clients, growers, and anyone affiliated to the institution. Applying my knowledge from retail, food service and wholesale, I plan to use this expertise and take Divine Flavor to the next level.”

Prior to working at Divine Flavor, Cortes spend the last 8 years working for Mission Produce as the Vice President of Business Development, and prior to this, he worked as an Export Manager for the Gourmet Trading Company overseeing markets outside the United States focusing on commodities such as berries and asparagus.

“The thoroughness with which Divine Flavor made sure I was the right candidate shows their commitment to cultivating the best talent,” said Cortes. “It demonstrated to me this is an organization which invests in the people they bring into the company and their core family values greatly align with mine.”

Divine Flavor’s Vice President of Sales, Carlos Bon mentions Cortes is a professional who not only has expansive experience in this industry, but he is someone who he sees is passionate and loves the produce world.

“During the whole process I became more and more excited about hiring Patrick,” said Bon.

“Interview calls quicky became deep conversations about our industry and you could really get a sense of his passion for the work he does. What did it for me was speaking with our customers to get their point of view and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive about him.”

President and CEO, Alan Aguirre, added Cortes will be a core piece for the company moving forward as they look to upcoming projects.

“We see Mr. Cortes in a pivotal role for our plans for the future,” said Aguirre.

“His knowledge and professionalism will bring balance and great things to our organization, and we are very excited he has joined the Divine Flavor family.”

For more information, please contact:
Michael DuPuis
Public Relations Manager