Press Releases

• March 6, 2012 - Al Vangelos Joins Board of Directors of Naturipe Farms
• November 21, 2011 - Sun World Announces Management Changes
• August 17, 2010 - Novelle Consulting Launches New Website
• August 16, 2010 - Erich Hinrichs and John Musser Join Novelle Consulting
• August 1, 2006 - Novelle Principal Awarded Presidential Volunteer Service Award
• December 20, 2005- Sonora State, Mexico Completes Phase I of Development Plan
• April 26, 2005 - PMA Addresses Consumption, Industry Trends with Retailers, Growers in Mexico
• April 18, 2005 - Novelle Assists State of Sonora in Five Year Plan
• June 3, 2004 - BC Hot House Chairman Al Vangelos Elected Russian Farm Project's Chairman of the Board

Novelle in the media

• April 22, 2009, The Packer - Vangelos named Produce Man for All Seasons
• April 10, 2006, The Produce News - Novelle Takes on Winogrond and Obregon as Two Senior Principals
• April 6, 2006, FreshPlaza - Novelle Adds Two New Senior Principals; Obregon and Winogrond
• July, 2005, Productores de Hortalizas - Agronegocios en Sonora
• May 1, 2005, The Produce News - Symposium Shines Spotlight on Sonora Agriculture

on the move

Novelle and Food Safety in Southeast Asia
Novelle and the Gates Foundation
Novelle and the World Bank in Malaysia
Novelle in Southern Sudan
Novelle in Georgia
Novelle in Indonesia
Novelle in Egypt
Novelle in Guatemala
Novelle in Central America
Novelle Consulting in Zambia
Novelle Consulting in the Balkans
Novelle's Indonesian Assignment
Novelle in Southern Africa
Novelle in former Soviet Union
Novelle and Work in Colombia
Bananas in Bangladesh
Vegetables in Moldova
Packing Plant in Moldova
Quality Control in Moldova

white papers

Novelle Consulting and EUREPGAP
Moscow Supermarket Industry
The 5-Year Agricultural Business Development Plan for Sonora, Mexico
Marketing of Horticultural Produce in Asia-From Sonora Symposium


Recent events at Novelle

Al Vangelos Joins Board of Directors of Naturipe Farms
"We are very excited that Al Vangelos has joined our organization," Nicolas Moller, the current chairman of the board for Naturipe Farms and chief executive officer of Hortifrut S.A., said in a March 6 press release. "Al has a distinguished career with leading grower-owned produce companies and will provide valuable insight, guidance and expertise in the coming years." Read More

Sun World Announces Management Changes
Sun World International, LLC, one of California's leading fruit growers and a member of American/Western Fruit Grower's Top 100 Growers list, has announced that following the anticipated retirement of Allen Vangelos, Sun World's current president and CEO, David Dever has been appointed the firm's president and chief executive officer. Read More

Novelle Consulting Launches New Website
Since its founding in 1998, food safety and traceability, supply-chain management, new product and process innovation, organic and natural foods, fair trade products; and corporate restructuring and financing have kept Novelle Consulting busy.. Novelle’s redesigned website,, explores the lessons and improvements the group has been part of in the last... Read More

Erich Hinrichs and John Musser Join Novelle Consulting
Laguna Beach, CALIFORNIA, USA – Erich Hinrichs; based in Hamburg, Germany; joins Novelle after many years as expert in Europe, Scandinavia and Russia fresh produce operations.  He pioneered produce sourcing from Latin America and Africa for West and East Europe and for Scandinavia and Russia. John Musser of Boston, MA comes to Novelle with a wealth... Read More

Al Vangelos Honored as Produce Man For All Seasons
Las Vegas, Nevada, April 22, 2009—Al Vangelos received top honors at the 2009 United Fresh Produce Association’s annual conference. With a career spanning over five decades of innovation in the field, Vangelos was named Produce Man for All Seasons, by The Packer, a produce industry newspaper.... Read More

Novelle Principal Awarded Presidential Volunteer Service Award
Washington, DC – August 1, 2006 – Novelle principal Henry R. Winogrond was recently awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. In a letter signed by President George W. Bush, Mr. Winogrond’s work as a volunteer was recognized by the Presidential Council on Service and Civic Participation. An additional letter was also sent from the Presidential Council signed by Chairman Darrell Green and Co-Chairmen Bob Dole and John Glenn.

Over the last several years, Mr. Winogrond has worked as a volunteer in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, assisting rural and indigenous groups in food production, processing, logistics, and marketing. The projects have ranged from tropical fruit production and distribution in several islands of Indonesia, to fruit and vegetable marketing in Nicaragua, to banana production, ripening and marketing in Eritrea and Bangladesh. Mr. Winogrond has worked with several agencies on these projects, including Winrock International, the Committee for the Network on Foreign Affairs (CNFA), and ACDI-VOCA.