Armando C. Llanes is our Chief Financial Officer and Vice President. Armando joined NatureSweet in 2001. He is responsible for all aspects of the financial function, both in the U.S. and Mexico, including treasury operations, credit collections and banking relations; financial reporting; accounting; audit; fiscal planning and taxation; financial planning, as well as overseeing Business Technology. Before joining NatureSweet, he held during 20 years, positions of increased responsibilities in finance and business development in North America, Central America, South America and Europe, with consumer packaged goods companies such as Wyeth Laboratories, Seagram’s International, Tropicana International, PepsiCo and Pennzoil Quaker State International. His education includes a BA from Queens College; MBA in international finance from Adelphi University; executive management program at INSEAD; certified public accountant, State of New York.