( Photo and logo courtesy Progressive Produce; graphic by Amelia Freidline )

Progressive Produce, Los Angeles, has hired Andrew Engles as sales manager in the asparagus and wet vegetable division.

Before joining Progressive on May 18, he was at Markon Cooperative for 14 years, most recently as assistant purchasing director, according to a news release.

At Progressive, he will work with Cory Stahl and the company’s asparagus team. His experience has been with a variety of vegetables, including asparagus, Brussels sprouts, broccoli cauliflower and leafy greens, according to the release. He has participated in the Produce Marketing Association’s Emerging Leaders Program.

“At Progressive, we are focused on pursuing excellence while providing our customers with quality products and superior customer service,” Scott Leimkuhler, senior vice president of sales, said in the release. “I have no doubt that Andrew will succeed in this area and will help us get better every day with his strong work ethic, industry knowledge and desire to be successful in everything he does.”

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