( Photos and logo courtesy West Pak Avocado Inc.; graphic by Amelia Freidline )

West Pak Avocado has added Chris Wortman to its sales and business development team.

Wortman comes to West Pak from another California-based avocado marketer, Calavo Growers, where he was almost 12 years. He started as a shipping and receiving clerk, and was promoted several times, rising to account manager, according to a news release.

He has sales and business development experience, as well as a background in avocados, Joe Nava, West Pak vice president of sales and business development, said in the release. Nava worked with Wortman at Calavo Growers.

"Working previously with Chris, I know that he's highly motivated and has demonstrated a strong work ethic that will be a vital asset to servicing and cultivating key accounts,” Nava said in the release. “He will also be instrumental in the future growth of the Ventura County sales office."

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