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Gabriel Estevez, currently the Chief Operating Officer of Sovena USA, was Born in Seville (Spain) where he attained a Chemistry degree and later a Doctorate with a thesis based on physical refining of olive oil. His professional career has been entirely with Sovena starting in Seville and then moving to the USA in 2006. He has acted in the position of Quality Assurance Manager and Production Manager with the additional responsibility of olive oil procurement for the Sovena plant in Rome, NY. and since 2011 as Chief Operating Officer.

Under his direction Sovena USA plant got the SQF Level 2 and 3 certification in 2009 and since November 2011 Sovena’s USA laboratory held the IOC recognition for chemical testing and the ISO 17025 certification.

Gabriel sees his love of all that is associated with olive oil as an endless learning process anywhere olive oil is produced.