Giumarra Companies makes executive changesTwo members of the Giumarra Cos. staff have been promoted to executive posts with the Los Angeles-based business.

Tom Richardson is now vice president of global development and Bruce Dowhan is vice president and general manager of Giumarra Agricom and Giumarra Borquez. according to a news release.

Both men have been with Giumarra since 1997.

Executive vice president John Corsaro said in the release that Richardson will assume the lead role for the firm’s global marketing, with a focus on South America and Asia.

Richardson will move from the company’s Wenatchee, Wash., office toGiumarra Companies makes executive changes Los Angeles.

Corsaro said Dowhan will continue to manage Giumarra’s asparagus and avocado partnerships, in addition to taking a larger role in strategic planning as a vice president.

Dowhan has been general manager of the Giumarra Escondido division since 2005.

He also serves on the Chilean Avocado Importers Association board of directors and is vice chairman of the Peruvian Avocado Commission board.