There are people with very special skills working diligently to ensure you get only the best tasting and wholesome fruit when you buy it at your local market. That is our team of experts. Whether it’s the moment a new tree is planted, or quality inspections in our packing facility, our team of experts is there to make it all happen. We invite you to read on about some of the many faces behind the Champagne® Mango.
Responsible for providing guidance and support to our various growers and agronomists, Dr. Campbell’s vast experience and knowledge of mango cultivars is an extraordinary asset to our team.
As an avid mango fan, Dr. Campbell has dedicated over twenty years to the research of various cultivars. He is currently the Director of Horticulture and Senior Curator of Genetic Resources of Tropical Fruit for the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Horticulture from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and is a devoted researcher, author and advocate for tropical fruits and plant conservation worldwide.
Dr. Campbell shared his love for mangos with his father, Dr. Carl W. Campbell. Father and son had the privilege of working alongside one another at the Fairchild Tropical Garden for 15 years. “When it comes to fruit, nothing compares to the Champagne® mango. The fruit is a beautiful orange-yellow; it is extremely sweet when ripe and has a wonderful shelf life. There is a reason mangos are known around the world as the king of fruit: they offer consumers the widest range of flavors and experiences,” says Campbell.
As Chairman of Ciruli Brothers, LLC, Chuck is responsible for overseeing the management and continued development of the company’s mango program.
A visionary at heart, Chuck’s steadfast determination has had a tremendous impact on the production, packing and subsequent quality of the Champagne® mango, all to ensure consumers get the best tasting and most nourishing fruit.
Chuck works closely with Dr. Campbell and our team in the growing regions to make sure that the Champagne® mango label lives up to its name as a premium, great eating fruit.
You can read more about Mr. Ciruli by visiting the Ciruli Brothers corporate site.
Bert has worked with Ciruli Brothers for over 20 years. His love for the family, respect for the business and his commitment to sourcing mangos of the best quality make him a very integral and important part of our team.
Humberto, or Bert, as he prefers to be called, is responsible for coordinating with growers and transportation companies to ensure our customers are always well supplied.
When he isn’t working on improving the Champagne® Mango program, Bert enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.