Dole Fresh Vegetables has named Jim Straub its value-added salesperson of the year.

Straub, the Monterey, Calif.-based company’s Kroger retail effectiveness manager, was one of 33 employees recently honored, according to a company news release.

Dole Fresh Vegetables is a division of Westlake Village, Calif.-based Dole Food Co.

The other 32 Dole workers were given the company’s STARRS award for contributions to the company’s pre-packaged salad category.

Jim Straub wins Dole award