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Hazel Technologies welcomes new VP of sales

Hazel Technologies welcomes new VP of Sales for global expansion

CHICAGO, IL , July 12, 2023 — Hazel Technologies, BB #:302595 a leading provider of innovative postharvest solutions for the fresh produce industry, today welcomed Raul Jaramillo as its new Vice President of Sales. Jaramillo will report to Hazel CRO Jeff Leshuk.

Jaramillo brings over eighteen years of multidisciplinary sales and marketing expertise in the food, biotech, retail, and construction industries. With a dynamic track record of individual and team success, both domestically and internationally, Jaramillo is well-positioned to lead Hazel’s aggressive expansion into a growing list of new, global markets.

Most recently, Jaramillo served as the Director of US Sales – Food Safety at 3M Food Safety (acquired by Neogen Corporation in 2022), where he was an integral part of the US/Canadian Sales Leadership team. In a previous role as Northeast Territory Manager at 3M Food Safety, Raul successfully sold and marketed food safety testing solutions and lab supplies to the food and beverage industry across several key U.S. states. Leveraging his analytical acumen and Six Sigma background, he built novel data models and implemented progressive strategies to achieve growth which earned him annual performance-based awards.

With his diverse background, including positions as North Region Operations Manager at GNC and South Gulf Region Sales & Marketing Manager at GRUMA, Raul has gained valuable insights into different industries and markets. His experience in managing large teams, handling P&L responsibilities, and delivering exceptional results further strengthens his ability to lead and drive success in Hazel’s expanding global footprint.

Raul holds an MBA in International Business from Texas A&M International University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey. His unique combination of business and technical expertise enables him to effectively navigate the complexities of scaling manufactured products and identifying growth opportunities in new markets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Raul as our Vice President of Sales,” said Jeff Leshuk, CRO of Hazel Technologies. “His extensive experience, guiding strategic approach, and strong leadership abilities make him the perfect fit for our fast-growing company. Raul’s appointment aligns with our vision of revolutionizing the postharvest industry and delivering our innovative solutions to customers worldwide.”

Raul’s expertise and contributions will be instrumental in driving Hazel Technologies’ growth as it continues to develop groundbreaking post-harvest solutions that reduce waste and enhance the efficiency of the fresh food supply chain, in every part of the world.

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Hazel Technologies, Inc. is a USDA-funded startup company that develops new solutions to extend the quality shelf life of fresh produce and reduce food waste. Founded in 2015, Hazel Tech services over 250 of the world’s largest fresh produce packers, shippers, and retailers. Selected as a Finalist for Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas and winner of “Best Sustainable Packaging” at the 2020 World Food Innovation Awards, the company’s patent-pending technologies have been tested by top academic research programs.