Vanilla Bean Production in Ecuador: A 17 Year Journey

Nicolas Uzcategui
Vainuz USA, Inc.
Quito, Ecuador


Nicolas Uzcategui was born in Ecuador, raised in the USA and Ecuador. He has 12 years of experience working in the Floral Industry, mostly in supply chain management positions. He has a B.Sc. degree in Agribusiness, a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and has taken several courses to increase his knowledge in supply chain management and international business. Since 2002 he has also been directly involved in the family business, vanilla bean production in Ecuador, in 2017 he opened Vainuz USA, Inc. in the USA as a commercial branch to help him place his products in North America.