(Jan. 8) Tony Robles has joined Coastal Marketing Service Inc., Fort Myers, Florida, in sales at the company’s Nogales, Ariz. Office. He previously ran the distribution company Terra Pack, Nogales, Ariz.

“I had a really bad year working with growers in Mexico,” Robles said. “So I decided to look for a good, established company, so I got a job with Coastal Marketing.”

Robles started his career in produce with Santa Anita Produce Inc., Nogales, as a warehouse foreman. In his 6 years with the company, he moved up to sales coordinator. He then spent two years with Del Monte Fresh Produce NA, Coral Gales, Fla., as a salesman.

Robles worked for SunFed Produce Inc., Rio Rico, Ariz, in sales before starting his own company in 2006.

“I’ll still be working with Terra Pack, but since I was barely starting that company, and I didn’t have credits, I’ll just be buying and selling with Coastal Marketing this season.”