AAK USA Announces Tania Moreira Parra Named Senior Account Manager

(April 6, 2023) Edison, NJ – AAK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, recently announced Tania Moreira Parra has joined the Western Region Sales team as Senior Account Manager. In her new role, Moreira Parra will manage key accounts and other new business development initiatives. She will also serve as the Business Development lead for organic oils.

“We are pleased to announce that Tania Moreira Parra has joined the Western Region Sales team as Senior Account Manager,” said Octavio Diaz de Leon, President of AAK USA and AAK North Latin America. “In 2019, AAK became fully organic certified, and we have seen good double-digit growth each year. Tania’s experience at AAK Mexico gives her a great foundation to manage and develop key accounts as we work to grow sales of AAK’s organic oils program in the western US region. Her experience in product life cycle management and product-based strategy building is sure to enhance our go-to-market approach. We look forward to seeing what she will accomplish in her new role!”

As Senior Account Manager, Tania Moreira Parra will be based out of AAK’s Richmond, California Innovation Center. She will be responsible for managing AAK’s organic oils program in the US and Canada. She will also lead and grow a portfolio of food manufacturing customers, to strengthen relationships, develop strategic account management plans and identify potential growth opportunities.

Before joining AAK USA, Moreira Parra served as Sales Manager for AAK Mexico, generating consistent growth each year over the last twelve years. She has won four Global Sales Excellence awards at AAK while managing key global customers and other go-to-market personnel. She also managed the confectionery segment for AAK Mexico and transformed the category to achieve outstanding results. Prior to her time at AAK Mexico, Moreira Parra spent nine years in technical sales at Ecom Trading, a cocoa processing company.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

With coast-to-coast Innovation Centers, the versatility provided by one of the industry’s broadest lines of plant-based oils and fats and more than 150 years of experience, AAK answers the most demanding product development challenges, co-developing value-adding solutions with customers.

Find out more about AAK’s latest co-development solutions that can help you get your products to market faster by visiting www.betterwithaak.com.

We are AAK – The Co-Development Company.

About AAK
AAK specializes in plant-based oils that are the value-adding ingredients in many of the products people love to consume. We make these products better tasting, healthier, and more sustainable. We enhance their sensory experience – by giving the silkier mouthfeel in premium chocolate, the juicier texture in a plant-based burger, and the puffier appearance in a lower-fat pastry. We can also optimize their production by substituting existing ingredients with plant-based equivalents that give better efficiency. AAK’s value-adding solutions enable our customers to be successful in a better way. At the heart of AAK’s offer is Customer Co-Development, combining our desire to understand what better means for each customer, with the unique flexibility of our production assets, and a deep knowledge of many products and industries, including Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Plant-based Foods, Special Nutrition, Foodservice, and Personal Care. Our 4,000 employees support our close collaboration with customers through 25 regional sales offices, 16 dedicated Customer Innovation Centers, and with the support of more than 20 production facilities. Listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and with our headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, AAK has been Making Better Happen™ for more than 150 years.

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