Johnsey ( Southern Produce Distributors )

Sweet potato company Southern Produce Distributors has hired Heath Johnsey as operations manager.

Johnsey, who has 20 years of experience, will be based at Southern Produce’s headquarters in Faison, N.C., according to a release. He comes from the automotive industry and has worked at “multiple Fortune 500” companies, according to the release.

“We are very excited to add Johnsey to our team,” Southern Produce president and owner Kelley Precythe said in the release. “Johnsey will be a big asset to SPD and will be an intricate part of helping take SPD to the next level.”