NoKota Packers Inc., Buxton, N.D., has hired Steve Johnson as a salesman.

He has 12 years of sales experience in fresh potatoes, as well as six years in transportation brokering, according to a news release.

He joins Steve Tweten and Mike Rerick in the sales department, the release said.

The company also promoted Carissa Olsen to director of operations.

NoKota Packers adds salesman, names operations chiefShe has been with NoKota for six years, on its accounting and support staff, the release said.

NoKota has shipped Red River Valley red potatoes since 1979.