Mann Packing Co. Inc., Salinas, Calif., announced a new customer solutions manager, a slew of other customer solutions changes, and a new marketing specialist.

The new customer solutions manager is Scott Wise. He has 27 years of experience in the fresh produce and packaged goods industries, according to a Mann news release, including 18 years of sales and customer service roles for Chiquita Brands Inc., Cincinnati.

He also worked nearly 10 years as a sales representative and product manager for Bruce Church Inc., Salinas.

In the Mann release, senior vice president of sales John Haydock said that Rick Russo’s responsibilities expanded to director of foodservice and customer solutions, so Wise is managing the internal customer solutions department so Russo can focus more on foodservice sales.

The company’s customer solutions department has seen some changes too.

Cody Ramsey was promoted from sales associate to account executive. Julie Smith, Rosa Perez and Irish Chapman were promoted from sales assistant to sales associates. And Sherry Castro was promoted from replenishment analyst to sales associate.

In Mann’s marketing department, Elena Hernandez was promoted to marketing and communication specialist. She joined Mann in April 2008 as a marketing assistant.