Established in 2006, Lucela’s mission is to provide high quality products with top level service to the food service and grocery industries. Our extensive experience in Hispanic grocery and food service aids the Lucela team in finding products that connect shoppers with their roots. With our latest venture, the DSD (Direct Store Delivery) division, we provide sales, service and delivery support to stores, restaurants and bakeries from Washington State to Fresno, CA. Our flexible and bilingual staff is cross trained in performing product demos, merchandising and technical training for any of the machines we support.
Lucela looks forward to assisting with your needs in Hispanic grocery.
Lucy Accornero is a bilingual professional with more than 20 years of experience in international logistics, supply chain management, manufacturing and distribution. Lucy created Lucela Inc., along with her husband Hector Mantilla in 2006 to be able to combine her talents for international business, system implementation and customer service. She has worked in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Holland and Scotland and now enjoys the her diverse customer base in California.
Hector Mantilla started his career at the prestigious Colombian oil company, Ecopetrol in procurement and finance. He left Colombia to become the President of an import/export company in Miami. Upon moving to California to join family, he gained strong knowledge of private label development, grocery procurement, strategic sourcing and contract management with a focus in the Hispanic Market. Hector has put more than 500 products to market through private label programs in the last 15 years. Hector is now able to bring many years of negotiation experience into his company, Lucela Inc., which focuses on key products that are high in quality and value.