Mayda Sotomayor, Managing Director of Greenyard USA / Seald Sweet, received the award 'Woman of the Year' given by The Packer, an industry newspaper, at the opening general session at the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2018 expo.
Greg Johnson, editor of The Packer, highlighted Sotomayor’s personal and business skills and mentioned she is well known for promoting a family culture at Greenyard USA / Seald Sweet. He also stated her peers — inside and outside the company – note her amazing ability to connect with produce growers. One said “she always makes sure growers feel comfortable because this is their livelihood.” Another said being bilingual certainly helps, and creates a comfort zone for suppliers.
Hein Deprez, our CEO, congratulated Sotomayor for her efforts, enthusiasm and vision for the company.