Promoting from within the company, Yuba City, Calif.-based Sunsweet Growers Inc. has named Dane Lance its new chief operating officer.

Lance will maintain his current responsibilities as vice president of global sales and marketing, which includes supply chain management, according to a news release. He will now also oversee the company’s informational technology department, member services and dryer’s division.

“We look forward to his leadership of continued efforts to increase revenue through the introduction of new products, increased consumption of core items, and strategic acquisitions,” Arthur Driscoll II, president and chief executive officer, said in the release.

Lance was promoted to vice president of global sales and marketing in 2004. Before coming to the company, Lance had marketing management positions with the Clorox Co.