Manel Simon i Barbero

Manel Simon i Barbero

General manager at Afrucat

Manel Simon i Barbero

General manager at Afrucat

Master's degree in Organisation and Engineering of Industrial Plant Production and Management (ENGIPLANT). UPC Foundation (Polytechnic University of Catalonia).
Agricultural Engineer, specialised in the Food Industry. University of Lleida. Technical Engineer in Agrifood Industries. University of Lleida.

Director-general of Afrucat, the Association of Fruit Companies of Catalonia. CEO of TQF, S.L. (Top Quality Fruits, S.L.), a company dedicated to the production, sales and marketing of the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) Lleida Pear under the new brand Edenia. Secretary of the PDO Lleida Pear regulatory board. Member of the Integrated Production Working Group of the AREFLH (Assembly of European Horticultural Regions).

He has also served as the Managing Director of CATALONIA QUALITAT, the Catalonia association of fruit producer organisations. He has been Assistant Production Manager at Láctea Granja Castelló, S.A., "El Castillo”; Plant Manager at Pesados Pujol, S.A.; Production Manager at the Puleva factory; and Industrial Manager at ESNELAT, S.L. (Urnieta-Donostia).