Council Welcomes Chavez to Mexico Team

Rolando Javier Chavez marketing specialist consultant Monterrey

The newest addition to the U.S. Grains Council's international staff is Rolando Javier Chavez, who will join the Mexico program as a marketing specialist consultant based in Monterrey. Chavez brings to the Council 25 years of broad experience in the feed industry, including service as a plant manager, customer service specialist, information technology specialist and most recently as a commodities buyer and logistics manager.

"We already have a terrific team in Mexico, and while U.S. feed grains enjoy a dominant market share in our next-door neighbor, we are alert to continuing growth potential," said USGC Regional Director of the Americas Kurt Shultz. "Javier is a great addition, and he brings a wealth of experience especially in the areas of trade servicing and logistics. We expect Javier to help us broaden and bring a new level of sophistication to our marketing and technical programs."

Mexico is the top Western Hemisphere customer for U.S. corn, distiller's dried grains with solubles and sorghum and is a key prospect for new export markets for barley, driven by industry restructuring and the emergence of a highly competitive microbrewery industry.