Market Fresh Produce has hired Mark Cassius as executive business analyst. ( Photo courtesy Market Fresh Produce )

Produce industry veteran Mark Cassius has joined Market Fresh Produce as executive business analyst with a focus on sales and marketing.

Cassius has been in the industry for more than 25 years, and has been executive vice president of sales and marketing at EuroFresh Farms, chief innovation officer, and executive vice president and general manager at SunFed, and vice president of sales for Del Monte Fresh Produce. He joined Ciruli Brothers as executive vice president and general manager in 2017.

“The addition of Mark fits very well with the strategic initiatives we have for Market Fresh,” owner Steve Phipps said in a news release. “… Having the opportunity to have someone with Mark’s background and resume serve in a senior leadership capacity with our company is very exciting.”

Cassius will collaborate with Market Fresh’s marketing, sourcing, sales and business development staff, according to the release.