Cameron Skeen has joined the operations and business development staff at Ontario, Ore.-based Murakami Produce Co. LLC.

Skeen will support management in the areas of operational efficiency and improvement as well as increased profitability, according to a news release.

"Cameron is a consummate professional with immense knowledge of the onion industry," Murakami Produce president Grant Kitamura said in a news release. "With more than six years of experience as the Northwest territory representative for Keithly-Williams Seeds Inc. and as an onion grower, Cameron is poised to make an immediate impact on our organization."

"I am a member of a family that"s produced onions for three generations and as a young boy, my family farmed fields next to Murakami"s founder, Sig Murakami," Skeen said in the release.

He joins the company about one year after Murakami Produce announced that six Treasure Valley onion grower entities formed Murakami Growers LLC and purchased the Murakami Produce Co. LLC membership of retired owner David Murakami.

Murakami Produce acquired an ownership interest in Potandon Produce in 2006.