The team at Uvasdoce consists of a large number of staff with experience in the industry. It would take a long time to talk about the more than 200 people who are part of the company’s workforce throughout the year. This is why you will find information on just a few team members below. It is important to Uvasdoce that you get to know the people who make getting the very best grapes to consumers possible.
The Uvasdoce TEAM
Mariló is very hard-working, disciplined, and expects a lot of both herself and the people around her. Behind her role as Head of Administration there is an extrovert, a cheerful person, a people person who loves to dance, to enjoy the simple things in life and home-cooked food. The confidence she transmits is surprising. She always knows where she has come from and where she is headed and that helps her to enjoy her work. She is immensely proud of her siblings and works hard alongside them to make the Uvasdoce project work.
‘The boss.’ This isn’t because he likes telling people what to do – he doesn’t do it very often – but because he is, without a doubt, the key person in the company because of his knowledge of grapes. No matter where or when new techniques or varieties come up, he always knows what’s going on. He has travelled the world with the conviction that what works in other places can also work in the very best place for cultivating table grapes – Vinalopó. He started out in the industry at a very young age and, along with his sisters, has managed to turn Uvasdoce into a leading company.
We all know Fran as the company’s ‘young one’. As well as being the most recent member to join the team (signing him up was like one of the summer’s greatest soap operas with a sky-high clause), he is also the youngest out of us all. His ‘lust’ for learning and innovating drives his boss – and even the Marketing Director – crazy because he never stops giving them ideas about how to increase recognition of the Uvasdoce brand. He is an incredibly creative member of the technical team, a sportsman, restless and, on the afternoons he spends on the beach, he dreams of a future in which he can have his own range of varieties.
Alfonso, amante de los viajes, siempre está dispuesto a descubrir nuevas culturas y formas de vivir. Este eldense de ascendencia manchega disfruta de placeres simples como la lectura y las buenas conversaciones con amigos, acompañadas de una buena cerveza. Predispuesto, organizado y curioso, sorprende con su destreza para re-conducir las situaciones y los caminos complicados. Ingeniero y enólogo de formación, gran amante del vino y las bebidas destiladas, cambió las variedades de uva para vino por las de uva de mesa, adentrándose de lleno en el fascinante mundo del Valle de las Uvas.
Under the supervision of Alfredo, Pepe organises the work of the more than 80 people in his team and the 200 hectares of Uvasdoce land as if he were an orchestra conductor. He is calm and organised and at home in the countryside. He is familiar with each and every one of the tracks leading to our vineyards. Despite his extensive experience in the world of grapes, he admits to constantly learning new things and that he continues to be surprised by the new varieties we work with and those that are yet to come.
Miriam is creative, overflowing intelligence personified. Nothing stops her in her tracks. She is an expert in marquetry and has designed the very best means of displaying each and every grape, as well as the means for showcasing them in trade shows. Her greatest love – other than the love she has for her nieces and nephews, of course – is the Uvasdoce brand. She is a convincing sales person with unquestionable reasoning that surprises both those who know her and those who do not. Oh, and what a writer! She is also a sports journalist at the weekends and can answer your questions on teams and players in a matter of seconds. In short, limitless imagination and neverending energy.
Técnico de Marketing y Comunicación
María José, la más joven del equipo, ha traído a Uvasdoce aire fresco, creatividad a raudales y positivismo a toneladas. Ha puesto patas arriba nuestras RR.SS., para llenarlas de genialidad, diversión y color. Comparte la pasión que le pone a todo lo que hace, con el amor a su sobrino ‘su bollo’, y con la predilección que siente por Nuestras Imprescindibles, a las que viste para cada ocasión. Ágil y rápida, aprende a una velocidad inalcanzable y transmite seguridad en todo lo que hace. Detallista, organizada y sincera, es ese toque de locura controlada que necesita todo equipo de Marketing.
Fernando brings joy to the office. He has an agile mind and is good with words. He always knows how to get those around him to smile and laugh. SuperFernando has grapes in his DNA. He was born under a vine. He loves food and grapes although if the latter have been turned into wine, all the better. He is a self-declared geek, loves Java programming and is an expert in associated databases. He also tries to find time to go surfing along La Manga. He left the Administration Department in order to join the sales team and make the very most of all his experience.
Other than the three company owners, the Director of the Human Resources department is the company’s oldest employee. Even at her young age, she has spent over a third of her life in a management role in the company. She is from Valencia and knows how the company is run better than anyone. She is also very aware of its best kept secrets. She is the link between everyone at Uvasdoce and provides many other departments with support. It’s not that she loves problems, but she does end up dealing with most of them.
Encargado de producción en almacén
Marian, bajo su apariencia tranquila y disciplinada, se esconde una persona organizativa, responsable y altamente resolutiva. Siempre que se le necesita está ahí, respondiendo a cada situación profesionalmente. Es esa gota de cordura y tranquilidad que se necesita en el caos diario de la organización y producción de pedidos. Dejó Rumanía hace más de 10 años para ofrecerle a Uvasdoce su profesionalidad y ganas de mejorar. Dada su personalidad, no es de extrañar que su gran afición sea conocer lugares montañosos, donde se funde con el ambiente potenciado su equilibrio. Su gran pasión, su familia, a la que le dedica todo el tiempo libre.
Mª Salud is from Aspe, a neighbouring town (although, according to her, its a great city within the ‘Grape Valley’). She grew up amongst the vines, just like most of the people in this valley. Everyone’s had to put bags on vines at one time or another! But what she really loved was going to water the crops with her father. It was a tough job because, at the time, it was done by flood irrigation. She loves learning new things and overcoming new challenges. She works consistently, is cautious, active and a very hard worker. She is the office’s little busy bee. She is a woman of few words. Between 3rd and 10th August she leaves it all behind to become a Christian maiden and parades through the streets of Aspe along with members of the Lanceros de Uchel troupe during the town’s local fiestas.
Responsable de exportación e importación
Javier, experto en comercio exterior, es el políglota de la empresa. Además de hablar un muy buen inglés que perfeccionó en sus prácticas en Londres, puede desenvolverse con el alemán, idioma que aprendió en su Erasmus en Berlín, y comunicarse en un perfecto francés, por cosas del amor… Alegre, decidido, proactivo y perseverante no hay reto que se le resista. Entre las melodías y los acordes de su guitarra acústica, sigue ampliando su conocimiento de idiomas y su curiosidad por conocer nuevos países y nuevas culturas. Acostumbrado a crear moda desde que era niño, ha traído a Uvasdoce una nueva forma de analizar los datos, y hasta de comer, gracias a sus consejos nutricionales.
Óscar is from a small town of which he is particularly proud. He loves his work and his understanding of dynamic tables is particularly noteworthy. His face lights up when he is working on them and he loves checking the answers. Oscar is open to learning and a firm believer in the fact that people are the heart of any organisation. Always an optimist, responsible and decisive, one of Oscar’s favourite sayings is ‘let’s make the most of this situation.’ He is a great conversationalist and both listens well and speaks well. He’s right at home in the mountains and in the countryside.