RPE has added Mark Bucek and Scott Keyser to its sales staff.

Bucek is regional sales manager, to head the new RPE office in Dallas, according to a news release.

He has more than 25 years of produce experience, most recently with Target Corp., where he served in positions including field segmentation merchant and produce field captain.

RPE adds to staff, opens Texas officeBucek will be handling accounts in the Southwest and Western U.S. from the Dallas office, which opened May 7, according to an e-mail from Randy Shell, vice president of marketing.

Keyser was hired as an account manager in the Bancroft, Wis., office.

He most recently worked for Shamrock Foods as an account executive.

“We value the knowledge and experience they each bring from different areas of the produce and food industries to help us grow our company as category expert for potato and onion growth,” Russell Wysocki, president and chief executive officer, said in the release.