Claudio Olave, who has been with Decofrut Inc., Chile, for 14 years, is the new director of quality assurance and food safety for Bakersfield, Calif.-based Sun World International LLC.

“Claudio’s expertise and leadership will further strengthen our robust programs and ensure … that we (Sun World) are on the leading edge of quality assurance and food safety initiatives,” Al Vangelos, chief executive officer and president, said in a news release.

Olave will oversee quality standards and inspection protocols for Sun World’s grape, pepper, stone fruit and citrus and will be responsible for implementing new technologies, processes and packaging materials, according to the release. He also will oversee the company’s food safety and traceability efforts.

Olave comes to Sun World from Decofrut’s Philadelphia office where he was managing director. He will be based at Sun World’s Bakersfield headquarters.