SANTIAGO, CHILE — Miguel Galdos is returning to U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) as regional director in South America, effective June 1.
Galdos previously worked for USW as marketing specialist and assistant regional director in the Santiago office from 2001-08.
Galdos takes over from Alvaro de la Fuente, who will retire in October after 41 years of service to the wheat industry.
“I am excited to be back working for U.S. Wheat Associates, after 10 additional years of experience serving the Latin American and Caribbean wheat milling industry,” Galdos said. “The USW Santiago Office will continue to do its best to serve U.S. wheat customers in South America and represent the interests of U.S. wheat growers in the region. We will put emphasis on technical service to demonstrate the concrete benefit of U.S. wheat — the most reliable source of wheat in the world.”
Most recently, Galdos worked for Engrain LLC, as vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean. Engrain is a U.S.-based company involved in the production and commercialization of enzyme technology and premixes for the milling and baking industry. Galdos received a degree from the Universidad Mayor, College of Forestry and Agriculture Sciences, in Santiago, Chile, and has completed courses at the IGP Institute and American Institute of Baking (AIB).
In his role at USW, Galdos will be responsible for leading market development programs conducted in the USW South American region to develop, serve and expand markets for U.S. wheat exports. He also will lead the regional office’s administrative and operational management.
“I am looking forward to welcoming Miguel back to U.S. Wheat Associates and working with him to continue to drive market efforts in our South American region,” said Mark Fowler, vice-president of overseas operations at USW. “His skill set and combined background in marketing, flour functionality and product development, will enhance USW’s ability to connect with U.S. wheat customers in the region and provide essential trade and technical service.”