Randy Swartz has joined Southern Produce Distributors as chief financial officer and general manager. ( Photo courtesy of Southern Produce Distributors )

Sweet potato grower-shipper Southern Produce Distributors Inc., Faison, N.C., has hired Randy Swartz as chief financial officer and general manager.

Swartz has led “various global organizations” over more than 25 years, according to a news release. He also has had leadership positions in manufacturing, marketing and sales, financial management, product research and development and engineering/construction, according to the release. He has worked for DuPont and Chemtex International.

The Georgia Institute of Technology has honored Swartz a distinguished alumni, and North Carolina State University named him to the MAE Engineering Hall of Fame.

“We are excited to announce the addition of Randy, whose skills, leadership and experience complete our innovative team,” Kelley Precythe, president and owner of Southern Produce Distributors, in the news release.