With more than 24 years in the blueberry industry in Chile, Patricio Rebolledo joins Los Angeles-based Gourmet Trading Co. as blueberry representative.

Rebolledo spent most of his career, 24 years, with Driscoll Strawberry Associates Inc. He was agricultural manager for the Watsonville, Calif.-based company's operations in Chile.

Before joining Driscoll's, Rebolledo was area manager for Hortifruit SA, Santiago, Chile.

The position is new for Gourmet Trading Co., said Julia Inestroza, marketing and merchandising manager. The company created a similar position in Argentina a few years ago, and decided it needed someone on the ground in Chile, as well, she said.

Driscoll's blueberry veteran joins Gourmet Trading