(Aug. 4, 2:45 p.m.) Mark Lewis has been appointed executive vice president of product development of Seald Sweet International LLC, Vero Beach, Fla.

In this newly created position (which he filled July 22), Lewis oversees the company’s expansion strategy, said spokeswoman Kim Flores.

Lewis’s former positions include time as director/product leader of Chiquita’s deciduous division and chief executive officer of Richland Sales Co., Reedley, Calif. Additionally, he is credited with developing and growing several successful domestic and import programs, according to a company news release.

Seald Sweet is owned by Belgium-based Univeg.

Seald Sweet names product development VP
Mark Lewis