Los Angeles, Calif.-based Gourmet Trading Company promoted Kristen Francisco to sales manager.

Francisco has 20 years of produce industry experience.

“Kristen has the unique capability of being able to grasp the big picture while being able to handle all aspects of the business. Her commitment to our customers and team members at Gourmet Trading Company make her the ideal person to head up our sales team.

"We are looking forward to Kristen and her team moving the company to the next level.” Brian Miller, chief executive officer and president of Gourmet, said in a news release.