MIXTEC Group, a produce industry search firm in Glendale, Calif., hired Emily Fragoso as an associate recruiter in early August.

Fragoso has worked in the produce industry for 12 years in multiple communications, marketing, public relations and business roles. She came to MIXTEC after working in the lead marketing position at Coast Produce Co., where she created multiple marketing programs that won the Produce Business Excellence in Marketing Awards. She is also director of business devlopment for StatusGro, a consulting firm that helps businesses grow through strategic planning, and is on the United Fresh Produce Association board of directors.

“Emily’s diverse career experience and extensive network make her an ideal candidate as a recruiter. Additionally, her involvement on industry association boards embodies our commitment to give back to produce,” said MIXTEC executive vice president, Jerry Butt, in a news release.