The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association, Miami, has appointed Matt DeCarlo as its West Coast chairman.

DeCarlo is president of Calexico, Calif.- based Altar Produce Inc.

Due to the July 23 death of Chris Martin, president of Gourmet Trading and West Coast chairman of the association, DeCarlo takes the position immediately, according to a news release.

DeCarlo has served as co-chairman for the association before.

The association’s 2012-13 East Coast chairman is Walter Yager, chief executive officer of Alpine Fresh, Miami.