Miami-based J&C Tropicals, which will mark its 50th anniversary in 2015, has hired two procurement experts, said Jessie Capote, vice president and owner.“It took us a long time to find them,” he said.

Luis Cintron joined the staff in February and procures fruit for the import deal, Capote said.

“He’s still doing a lot of limes and will probably choose where he wants to stick to by the end of the year,” Capote said.

Allen Sanchez came onboard June 1, taking on sales and procurement roles, Capote said.

“He is a guy with extensive sales and procurement experience. In fact, he is one of the reasons we’re dabbling in hass avocados and blueberries,” Capote said.

Sanchez had been in sales and procurement with Team Produce, Miami.