The Murrieta, Calif.-based West Pak Avocado Inc. has hired Kevin Leap as avocado sales and business development.

Leap joined West Pak on April 1 after many years of experience in fresh produce and business development.

Leap previously worked for Ladera Ranch, Calif.-based Dulcinea Farms, Bakersfield, Calif.-based Sun World International LLC and Ready Pac Produce, Irwindale, Calif.

“The addition of Kevin to our team is an excellent reflection of the continuing growth and development of our company,” Doug Meyer, vice president of sales and marketing, said in a news release. “I look forward to the contributions he will make, and we are all every excited to welcome him to the West Pak family.”

West Pak is a grower, packer and distributor of avocados from California, Chile, Mexico and Peru.

“I’m thrilled to join West Pak’s dynamic team,” Leap said in the release. “They are acknowledged industry leaders in trends and innovation who believe in investing in the company’s future with a firm commitment to building long-term customer relationships.”