Mario René Cardenas has joined Farmer’s Best International as a salesman.

He comes to the company from McAllen, Texas-based RCF Produce. A McAllen native, Cardenas has 12 years of produce experience, including stints at L&M Cos. and Coast Tropical.

“He’ll be concentrating on the fruit side but he’s already sold a lot of veg,” said Jerry Wagner, director of sales and marketing.

Cardenas joins Farmer’s Best as it plans to launch its mango season, with shipments expected to start Feb. 15.

The company distributes from warehouses in McAllen and Nogales, Ariz.