Jerry Wagner, former director of sales and marketing for Farmer’s Best, has joined Coast Produce.

Wagner said he became Los Angeles-based Coast’s vice president of business development in January.

Coast’s owner, John Dunn, talked to Wagner last fall about joining the company to help with a couple of projects. Those projects are still to be determined, Wagner said.

Wagner retired from Nogales, Ariz.-based Farmer’s Best, where he had worked since 1987, in August.

“I had intended to keep my fishing line wet for the next few years, but I’m very excited about this,” Wagner said. “I’ve known John for two decades, and the staff here is awesome.”

Wagner is working mainly from Arizona, though he does come to Coast’s California headquarters about twice a month.