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Mission Produce hires director of marketing and communications

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OXNARD, Calif. – May 9, 2023 – Mission Produce, Inc. BB #:118126 a world leader in sourcing, producing, and distributing fresh Hass avocados with additional offerings in mangos and blueberries, today announced the appointment of Diana McClean as Director of Marketing and Communications.

McClean is responsible for leading Mission’s marketing strategy to strengthen customer engagement, drive business development and further market innovation as a leader in the avocado category.

“Diana is a strong marketer with a successful track record of driving demand and revenue growth with data-driven business-to-business (B2B) strategies,” said Cheryl Hoefs, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “I’m confident Diana’s marketing leadership can support Mission’s sales performance and increasingly promote the competitive advantages of our advanced global network. With her addition to the team, we plan to continue advancing Mission’s category management program, enhance sales enablement and take our industry-leading position to the next level.”

McClean will lead Mission’s business development, branding and communications in both domestic and international markets. As the Company’s global presence continues to grow, McClean will continue to strengthen Mission’s brand equity, leveraging its portfolio of value-added services, commitment to sustainability, market intelligence, creative merchandising programs and more.

“I’m excited to apply my experience in fresh produce to a new commodity, especially a global leader in the category,” said McClean. “By strengthening our relationships with our customer base, and implementing innovative marketing activation tactics, we look forward to contributing to the global consumption growth of both avocados and mangos.”

McClean comes to Mission with 15 years of experience in fresh produce marketing, and previously held leadership positions at Ocean Mist Farms, Tanimura & Antle Fresh Foods and others. McClean is a dynamic and intelligent thought leader, as well as an influential storyteller and brand builder with a talent for finding unique solutions informed by data and insights. McClean holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis from California Polytechnic State University.

About Mission Produce, Inc.:
Mission Produce is a global leader in the worldwide avocado business. Since 1983, Mission Produce has been sourcing, producing and distributing fresh Hass avocados, and as of 2021, fresh mangos, to retail, wholesale and foodservice customers in over 25 countries. The vertically integrated Company owns and operates four state-of-the-art packing facilities in key growing locations globally, including California, Mexico and Peru and has additional sourcing capabilities in Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Brazil, Ecuador, South Africa and more, which allow the Company to provide a year-round supply of premium fruit. Mission’s global distribution network includes 13 forward distribution centers that are strategically positioned in key markets throughout North America, China, Europe and the UK, offering value-added services such as ripening, bagging, custom packing and logistical management. For more information, please visit

Jenna Aguilera
Marketing and Communications Manager
Mission Produce, Inc.