PRLog - Jan. 20, 2014 - MEDELLIN, Colombia -- Today Tierra Cafetera announced that their Chief Operating Officer, Roger Roland has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Tierra Cafetera is the property manager for Cima Coffee Farms, managing daily operations from the tenant farmer to the coffee pickers. Tierra Cafetera incorporates science and technology to further improve the yield and quality of specialty coffee produced at Cima’s coffee farms.
“Roger Roland has been with us since the inception of the company and his sustained performance has exemplified our company motto of ‘Ethical Behavior, Outstanding Execution.’ It made sense for him to step into this role as Chief Executive Officer, as we are expanding operations into other countries, with a focus on both real estate and coffee sales,” said James Cummiskey, Managing Director of Cima Coffee Farms.
In his new position as Chief Executive Officer, Roland will spearhead Tierra Cafetera’s “Reasonable Diversity” initiative by identifying and purchasing other coffee farms in countries like Panama, Ecuador and Nicaragua. Roland will oversee quality control throughout the supply chain, which dictates when and where varietals are planted, what coffee cherries are picked, processed, dried, packaged and exported.
“It is exciting to transition into the role of Chief Executive Officer at Tierra Cafetera. Within this position, I will have the opportunity to make an impact on the returns both our investors and farmers see through our property management and quality control processes,” said Roland. “It’s rewarding to know that through our socially sustainable program 20 percent of gross profit margins are used to provide the farmer with a better life.”
Roland is also the Chief Operating Officer of Sustainable Investments, an incubator for Latin America businesses that provides a direct channel for diversified and high return foreign investments. Additionally, Roland is the Chief Operating Officer for Cima Coffee Farms, and Coffee LatinAmerica (CLA), all headquartered in Colombia. Cima Coffee Farms is a coffee real estate company that sells Latin American coffee farms. Tierra Cafetera improves the yield and quality of Cima farms to produce and sell in the specialty coffee market. CLA manages the integration of science and technology for the Tierra Cafetera business. CLA also transports, mills, exports, imports, warehouses, distributes, and sells the Tierra Cafetera coffees in both green and roasted forms.
About Roger Roland
Roland was born in Kansas but traveled the world while growing up. After graduating from the Naval Academy and obtaining a commission in the US Marine Corps, he went on to create the Information Management profession now common in all major commands in the USMC. Roland has also worked as an industry analyst and consultant for numerous Fortune 500 Silicon Valley clients (such as Toshiba, IMB, Symbian), and has held various executive positions at consulting and technology start-up companies.
Roland was formerly a Program Manager on a high-priority ISR system at the Skunk Works Programs in the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. During his career in the Marine Corps, Roland specialized in rapid acquisitions and in making disparate systems interoperable in support of Marine Corps and Joint mission functions. His work was instrumental in the development of rational interoperability test regimens still in use today. He holds Bachelor of Science from the Naval Academy and Master of Science degree in systems engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. Roger is also a Licensed Coffee Q-Grader from the Coffee Quality Institute.
About Tierra Cafetera
Tierra Cafetera is a specialty coffee farm management company. The team is comprised of coffee farmers, scientists, and logisticians that provide end-to-end property management services to generate sustainable income for their customers. Working in conjunction with Cima Coffee Farms, Tierra Cafetera operates Latin American coffee farms using agronomically and economically sustainable farming techniques. Tierra Cafetera improves the yield and quality of coffee to earn a projected 19% average annual return for each property owner. Visit Tierra Cafetera’s Coffee Farm Tours <http://tierracafetera.com/
About Cima Coffee Farms
Cima Coffee Farms (Cima) provides individuals the opportunity to own titled parcels of land in coffee-producing farms in Latin America. Using agronomically and economically sustainable farming techniques to improve the yield and quality of coffee, Cima provides the potential of a long-term, low-risk and moderate return for each property owner. In cooperation with its sister company Tierra Cafetera, Cima ensures that a steady supply of coffee is produced and sold, allowing the farm parcels managed by Tierra Cafetera to generate income annually for distribution to both the property owners and tenant farmers. For more information, visit http://www.cimacoffeefarms.com or call (855) 999-CIMA.