Our Team

 

 – General Manager / Sales Manager

 


 

 – Sales

 


 

 Controller

 


 

 Strategy / Sales

 


 

 Sales and Export Lead

 


Edgar Contreras – Field Supervisor

Edgar joined Delano Farms Company after graduating from UCLA in 2016. Edgar is responsible for supervising growing operations at our Arvin ranches as well as overlooking all packing activity in the fields during harvest. Edgar is our ranch manager on the Delano Farms Arvin ranch. His responsibilities include managing and tending to the vineyards themselves, overseeing of harvest activites, and day to day maintenance of the Arvin vineyards.

Edgar was a student-athlete (Soccer) at Arvin High School, Taft College and went on to play at UCLA. Edgar loves his family and his job. He enjoys going out of town with his wife and friends and attending sporting events.


 

 Sales Associate

 


 

Sales Associate / Food Safety Coordination

 


 

 Packhouse Manager

 


Alvaro Avila – Human Resources Manager

Alvaro started with our company in early 2012 as an HR and Safety Assistant. He then took the role of Safety Coordinator and saw a reduction in injuries down to single-digit numbers and a large savings in worker’s compensation costs in the first year as lead Safety Coordinator. He has since worked his way up to Human Resources and Safety Manager and has maintained an experience modifier under 100.

As Human Resources and Safety Manager, Alvaro performs every function of HR and is responsible for compensation and benefits, training and development, employee relations, selection and recruitment.

Alvaro holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cal-State University Bakersfield and completed the CSUB Human Resources Certificate program. He is currently working towards his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at his alma mater.

Alvaro enjoys spending his free time outdoors with his wife Lesley, friends, family and his son Lorenzo.