RPE Inc., Bancroft, Wis., announced a hire and a promotion in its sales staff.

Chuck Curl was hired as the company’s new sales operations manager, according to an RPE news release, and the existing manager, Kevin Wright, became director of retail sales.

Based in RPE’s Wisconsin office, Curl will be responsible for the company’s customer service team, transportation department, production coordination, and will serve as sales and operation liaison.

He has more than 25 years of experience in the produce industry. He has worked for Red Book Credit Services, Lenexa, Kan., and later Blue Book Services Inc., Carol Stream, Ill., as ratings director specializing in produce and lumber sectors.

Curl, previously located near Chicago, moved with his wife to central Wisconsin.