Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Kingston & Associates Marketing LLC hired Fran Torigian as director of product management.

The position was newly created for Torigian, who has more than 30 years of industry experience.

“Kingston’s strong reputation in the produce industry for both product quality and customer service made me immediately interested in the opportunity,” Torigian said in a news release. “However, it was their good people and clear vision for growth that solidified my decision to come aboard. I am excited to join the team and utilize my industry knowledge and relationships to help further expansion plans. It’s an exciting time.”

Torigian previously worked for produce firms, including Sun Americas, Ayco farms, Central American Produce, Custom Produce Sales and DFI Marketing, in senior-level positions, according to the release.

“At Kingston, we are heavily focused on positioning our company for further success,” David Kingston, chief executive operator, said in the release. “That starts with ensuring we remain vigilant in our brand promise: a relentless commitment to customer service and product quality,”