Market Fresh Produce has hired Michael Lacey as its national director of business development.
Lacey was director of sales for Tomato Thyme, where he was in charge of numerous national accounts. Before working at Tomato Thyme, he has the director of sales at Santa Sweets.
As Market Fresh’s national director of business development, Lacey is responsible for developing existing and new clients. He will also be responsible for supporting the ongoing implementation of Market Fresh Produce strategic marketing plan. He will direct and lead other staff in Market Fresh sales and objectives.
“Michael’s industry knowledge and experience is vital in keeping our company as a premier innovator in produce,” Market Fresh chief executive officer and owner Steve Phipps said in a news release. “In addition, he will bring valuable leadership to our sales staff, which will enhance the continued growth of our organization.”