Mann Packing hired Jeff Freeman as its new vice president of retail sales on June 3.

Mann Packing hires VP of retail salesFreeman most recently worked as the president and chief executive officer of The Fizzy Fruit Co., a Hong Kong company. Before that, he was responsible for the North American subsidiary of Borges Mediterranean Group, which is a grower, processor and marketer of Mediterranean food products. He has also had senior positions at three different California food and beverage companies.

“Jeff is a proven senior executive with a record of accomplishment in competitive business segments,” said Lorri Koster, Mann Packing chairman and CEO. “We’re looking forward to having him on board as we continue to grow through channel and customer expansion and new product development.”

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of joining the Mann team and being part of this fast-growing segment of the fresh food industry,” Freeman said.