Ali Leon is returning to Irwindale, Calif.-based Ready Pac Foods Inc. as senior director of marketing for its foodservice division.

Leon was previously vice president of business development and national accounts at Fresh Connect LLC, focused on national chain foodservice and retail accounts for the company’s grower-shippers.

She was with Ready Pac from 1999 to 2012, finishing as vice president of foodservice for national accounts. Leon started her career there as general manager of the fruit division and became senior director of marketing for fruit, vegetables and complete meals in 2005.

In her new position, Leon develops and implements plans that leverage consumer, culinary and customer insights and future trends, according to a news release.

“Her tenacity in implementing key functional initiatives during her time with Ready Pac made an impact that still affects the way we do business every day,” Ready Pac senior vice president of marketing Barb Dan said in the release.

“We’re eager to leverage her knack for innovation in foodservice to continue moving our business forward,” Dan said in the release.

Information on Ready Pac’s foodservice division is online.