Braga Fresh Family Farms, Soledad, Calif., has named Raul Garnica vice president of harvest.

Garnica has more than 30 years of experience. He was previously director of harvest with Earthbound Farm for 13 years, and harvest manager for mixed lettuce and iceberg lettuce at Fresh Express for 18 years.

He began his career in the industry as a laborer.

Garnica’s past work includes experience in dispatching, shipping and procurement as well as harvest operations.

“(H)aving Raul’s expertise and leadership in this new position will certainly contribute to our continued success and reputation for top quality products and service,” president and chief executive officer Rod Braga said in a news release.

Braga Fresh Family Farms sells organic and conventional fresh vegetables for retail under the Josie’s Organics, Fresh n Healthy, and Golden State Broccoli labels.