FreshXperts, Lee Summit, Mo., has hired Dean Fahselt as a value-added specialist.

FreshXperts hires value-added specialistFahselt, who has 22 years of experience in fresh food, has led many companies in development of new products and packaging, according to a news release.

He will assist FreshXperts’ clients to identify and implement value-added opportunities for produce lines.

Previously, Fahselt spent eight years at Chiquita Brands International/Fresh Express, where he had many senior positions.

He spent 10 years in the specialties arena as a sales leader for Melissa’s/World Variety Produce, Los Angeles. Afterward, he was vice president of sales and development for Earthbound Farm, San Juan Bautista, Calif.

“Dean is an innovator who will help our clients identify value added opportunities that appeal to consumers and drive sales,” said Anthony Totta, vice chairman of FreshXperts. “We enthusiastically welcome Dean to the FreshXperts team. He will add a great dynamic to our professional group, and we look forward to sharing his skill set with our clients.”