IMG Citrus' Veronique Sallin (left) and Sydney Allison. ( Courtesy IMG Citrus )

Veronique Sallin, vice president at Vero Beach, Fla.-based IMG Citrus, plans to retire after 40 years with the company.

Sallin plans to officially retire at the end of the 2019-20 Florida citrus season, according to an IMG Citrus news release.

The company has promoted Sydney Allison to director of sales.

Allison joined the family-owned company in 2016, as export-import program coordinator, and has been sales manager, reporting directly to Sallin, according to a news release. Sallin will remain

involved through the season as a direct consultant to facilitate a smooth transition, according to the release.

Allison will report to IMG Citrus President Michel Sallin.