Ivon De la Torres

VP of Procurement

Ivon is a great asset for QSCC with over twenty years of hospitality and restaurant industry experience in the areas of direct and indirect domestic and international procurement, commodity trading, animal science background, manufacturing, and project management. Prior to coming onboard at QSCC in late 2021, Ivon worked as Director of Procurement for ARCOP (Arby’s co-op). In that role, Ivon was highly valued for her extensive global logistics knowledge, commodity trading, hedge, and spot buy strategy development—as well as her bilingual skills. Prior to ARCOP, she held purchasing and supply chain roles with Bloomin’ Brands, Norwegian Cruise Line and Del Monte Fresh Produce, Inc.

Ivon’s family migrated to the US from Cuba when she was a child. Seeing how hard her parents worked and what they went through to make a living for the family shaped her character and strengthened her work ethic. Ivon credits her parents and her husband, Javier, for motivating her to become the first in her family to earn a college degree. She holds an MBA with a Minor in Human Resources and Leadership Management from the University South Florida/University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management from University of Phoenix.

Ivon considers herself to be “a teacher at heart”. She truly enjoys coaching, teaching, and training. She is also actively engaged in community service initiatives to support the homeless and abused women and children. In Ivon’s words, “We help each other regardless of who we are and where we come from.”

Ivon enjoys dancing, and spending time with her husband and their family.