Renaissance Food Group LLC, Rancho Cordova, Calif., has hired Dennis Schwakopf as its vice president of innovation.

Schwakopf will manage product innovation for Renaissance, developing healthy eating products and sustainable packaging, according to a news release.

Previously, he worked in new product development for Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif., and Tyson Foods Inc., Springdale, Ark.

Calavo Growers Inc., Santa Paula, Calif., bought Renaissance in June.