(Jan. 14) Ray Lombardi, president and chief executive officer of Lombardi Produce LLC, Pompano, Fla., has taken a seasonal position selling peaches for Richter and Co. Inc., Charlotte, N.Y.

Lombardi spent 25 years as vice president of sales for the former Walden-Sparkman Inc., Dover, Fla., before it closed its doors. He sold peaches for Lane Packaging Co., Fort Valley, Ga., for a total of 14 years, 11 of them consecutively.

Lombardi founded Lombardi Produce in 2003 with his two sons.

“I have my winter deal, when I work with my sons, and I’ve always sold peaches during the summer,” Lombardi said.

Lombardi Produce is a shipper and distributor of Florida produce.