Special Edition, Kingsville, Ontario, has hired Mark Rogers as senior retail specialist in its Virginia office.

Rogers will handle retail sales in the Southeast.

He brings 35 years of produce experience to the position from his time as general manager for Del Monte Fresh, Coral Gables, Fla., and owner/operator for Fresh Market Distributors, Goshen, N.Y., among other industry positions. He has experience in food safety and food handling.

“Special Edition welcomes Mark as a true leader in the industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge and talent from the produce industry,” said Rick Butera, director of operations.

Over the past eight months, Special Edition has built its team by hiring Nick Allen as a consultant, Manny Butera as director of procurement and marketing and Brad Friesen as director of logistics.