Los Angeles, Calif.-based Giumarra hired Kellee Harris as western regional business manager.

Previously, Harris worked for Package Containers, Inc. where she practiced business development and account management for California, Utah and Colorado regions, according to a news release.

“Kellee has an impressive background of results-proven work both inside and outside the produce industry,” Hillary Brick, senior vice president of marketing for the Giumarra Companies, said in the release. “Her knowledge of customer accounts and strong history of project execution will make her a vital new member of our marketing team.”

Harris will be Portland, Ore.-based and manage accounts in the western region of the U.S. and Canada.

“I am honored to join the progressive team at Giumarra, whose family legacy of integrity and quality is known and respected throughout the fresh produce industry,” Harris said in the release. “The company and its network of domestic and international growers are poised for continued growth and I look forward to working with them on new, innovative ideas in marketing, merchandising, and packaging.”