RipeLocker has partnered with prominent companies, universities, institutions, agencies, and professionals around the world to further our mission to prolong the life of perishables.  Our business partners conduct trials, develop business relations, and promote our innovative technology to the global agricultural communities.

  • Paula Del Valle Escalona - LATAM Sales & BD
    Paula Del Valle Escalona

    Paula provides RipeLocker with Sales and Business Development services in LATAM. She is an Agricultural Engineer from the University of Concepción in Chile, with focused studies in Agricultural Management. Her postgraduate studies were in Agricultural Sciences at the Universidad Austral de Chile and Postharvest Management of Fruits at Wageningen University.

    She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our RipeLocker team. She has worked in different fruit nurseries and genetic improvement programs of various species at Fresh Fruit Exporters and has held various positions in Quality Control and Postharvest Management in LATAM, USA, Europe, and Asia on blueberries for Driscoll's and Hortifrut.

    Paula is the owner of MyBlueProject, a postharvest quality control consulting firm that collaborates with established companies and start-ups that provide new technologies for the agricultural industry in LATAM and the USA. Also, her passion for wine has led her to partner in Chasconas Espumante, a sparkling wine venture in South America. Paula lives in Chile. She loves spending time with her family, growing vegetables in her greenhouse, feeding her chickens, taking bike rides in the countryside, playing sports, and cooking. Her favorite fruit is blueberry.

  • Roberto Ante - Regional Manager - Colombia & Ecuador
    Roberto Ante

    Hailing from Bogota, Colombia, Roberto was born into a family that cherished agriculture as a beloved pastime. This early connection with nature inspired him to pursue a degree in Agronomy at Zamorano University, a unique institution that provides hands-on experience with rigorous studies across vast farmlands.

    Roberto's journey in the floral world began in 1995 in nurturing various flowers, including Carnations, roses, Freesias, Gypso, and stock. He also has experience with rose propagation and knowledge of the floral lifecycle.

    Roberto has collaborated with industry giants such as Floramerica, GR Chia, and Rosen Tantau. In 2002 he was the Quality Assurance specialist at Miami Bouquet Collection, subsequently transitioning to Portland with Kendal Floral.

    Roberto and his wife live in Colombia, where they tend to a small farm, with a few cherished animals while establishing a thriving blackberry field - his personal favorite fruit.

  • Francisco Quilodran - Consultant
    Francisco Quilodran

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