Columbia Marketing International hired Shane Marston to its sales staff. Based in Wenatchee, Wash., Marston comes to the company with more than 20 years experience in the produce industry.
Most recently, Marston worked as director of sales for the Progressive Produce Northwest Division, where he handled more than 70% of yearly sales. Prior to Progressive Produce, Marston was the produce director for Unified Grocers of Seattle.
In his new role, Marston will work on increasing sales for Columbia Marketing, which specializes in growing, shipping, and packaging apples, cherries, and pears.
“We are very pleased to welcome Shane on board and look forward to him being a valuable member of our team,” Steve Castleman, Columbia’s domestic sales manager, said in a news release. “Shane’s collective experience will be a great fit for CMI’s sales team.”