Paul Ross has joined Dayka & Hackett LLC, Reedley, Calif., as managing director of the East Coast office.
Ross, who started Jan. 11 and has more than 25 years working with imported produce, is expected to bolster the company’s market share in the imported grape and tree fruit categories, according to a news release, and lead the expansion into imported citrus.
Ross worked previously was a senior executive with Pro Fruit, Paramus, N.J., where he oversaw the company’s growth into one of the leading fruit importers, according to the release.
Dayka & Hackett LLC is a year-round marketer of fresh table grapes, tree fruit, mangoes, kiwi and citrus with sales operation in Wilmington, Del., and a seasonal grape sales office in Nogales, Ariz.
Dayka & Hackett sources its fruit from California, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, New Zealand and Spain, shipping more than 8 million cartons in 2009, according to the release.