Sigal Marash, who has more than a decade of experience in domestic and international fresh produce and related industries, has been named director of quality assurance and food safety for Colorful Harvest, Salinas, Calif.

“We are particularly excited to have the benefit of someone with Sigal’s broad experience as our senior quality assurance person,” Doug Ranno, chief operating office and managing partner, said in the release. “The company has experienced strong growth throughout 2009, and Sigal will add depth to our team to support and sustain that growth.”

Marash has worked with a number of international agricultural services and consulting firms, according to the release. She earned her bachelor’s degree in agriculture at the University of Florida and her master’s degree in agribusiness at Santa Clara University.

“Sigal’s fluency in multiple languages and her international experience in agribusiness will be of great value as we expand our operations around the world,” Ranno said in the release.

Colorful Harvest is a year-round supplier of fresh fruits, melons and vegetables.

Colorful Harvest names food safety chief