( Courtesy of Cecelia Packing )

Jim Saavedra, most recently with Sun Pacific Shippers Inc., Pasadena, Calif., has been hired as a salesman at Cecelia Packing Corp., Orange Cove, Calif., said sales manager Randy Jacobson.

Saavedra is selling the company’s full line of oranges, grapefruit and other citrus items, including Sky Valley brand heirloom navels.

Jacobson said he expects volume on most of the company’s citrus to be up about 10% compared to last season.