John Smirniotis Jr. joined Judel Marketing International Inc., Basin City, Wash., as director of sales for the company’s organic onion and potato programs.

Judel Marketing adds director of sales

Smirniotis Jr.

Smirniotis worked previously in produce wholesale and grocery retail, according to a news release; he joined Judel Marketing in November.

Smirniotis worked in Florida for a local grocery wholesaler before moving to Phoenix to join the Fleming Cos., according to the release. In 1990, he started his own grocery chain; when Fleming closed in 2006, he started working for Albert’s Organics in Aurora, Colo.