( Courtesy Progressive Produce )

Progressive Produce, Los Angeles, has hired Christine Toy as sales manager and Seth Tillery as sales and grower relations manager.

Toy has more than 25 years of industry experience, according to a news release, most recently with Homegrown Organic Farms, where she was table grape category manager. Toy also has industry experience in the citrus segment. At Progressive Produce, she will focus on sales and account responsibilities.

Tillery, who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, was also at Homegrown Organic Farms, as the sales and grower manager for 12 years. At Progressive Produce, he will be responsible for communication, coordination and development growers, along with sales and account responsibilities, according to the release.

“Their knowledge of the produce industry as well as organics will assist us to drive our strategy forward,” Corey Stahl vice president of sales at Progressive Produce, said in the release.

Toy and Tillery will be based in the company’s Visalia, Calif., office.

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