Chris Gordon (left) and Jose Fu received promotions from Sunkist.

Sunkist Growers has promoted Chris Gordon to managing director of fresh fruit sales and Jose Fu to director of sales operations.

Gordon has been at Sunkist since 2000, according to a news release, and joined the company after spending more than 10 years on the packinghouse side of the business.

His role is new for the company, which consolidated management with Fruit Growers Supply earlier this year.

“His in-depth knowledge of all Sunkist’s citrus varieties and markets, along with years of experience interacting with our membership and sales team, position him well for this role,” Russell Hanlin, president of Sunkist and FGS, said in the release.

Fu has run the lemon and lime category at the company since 2005 and has had success in that area.

“His strong experience will allow him to hit the ground running as he expands his responsibilities across all the citrus varieties in Sunkist’s portfolio,” Hanlin said in the release. “These changes well-position the cooperative for a strong season ahead.”

Sunkist is based in Valencia, Calif.