The Vanguard International Group
Craig Stauffer is the Chief Executive Officer of The Vanguard International Group and a founding partner of Vanguard International. Vanguard has been procuring, marketing, selling, and distributing fresh fruit and vegetables in North America, Asia, Europe, LatAm, the Middle East, and other global markets for over 30 years with offices in the USA, Chile, Peru, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Africa, and Europe. Craig studied International Economics and Political Science at the University of Oregon before working as a Trade Specialist for the International Trade Commission at the US Department of Commerce. Craig was Vice President of International Operations at Fresh Western Marketing in Salinas, California, then President at Food Products International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Food Services of America, before leaving to found Vanguard in 1991. In 2015, Vanguard joined forces with New York-based agri-focused investment fund Blue Road Capital to establish The Vanguard International Group LP to continue to grow the group’s existing “core businesses” with long-established grower and customer partners, while at the same time to acquire best-in-class production assets to build a vertically integrated, 52-week supply solution for its customers around the world.