BC Tree Fruits Ltd., Kelowna, British Columbia, has a new chief executive officer.

The Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative selected Allen Tyabji to take over the position, welcoming him back to BC Tree Fruits.

Tyabji began with the organization in 1985, where he held various positions. He was appointed chief executive officer in 2008, but left shortly after to pursue other ventures, according to a news release.

The change took place Nov. 1, and should not have many immediate effects as the apple season moves on this year, according to marketing manager Chris Pollock.