West Pak Avocado, Temecula, Calif., has hired Javier Garcia as Midwest salesman.

Garcia will be located at West Pak’s sales office in Chicago, according to a news release.

Garcia has 10 years of fresh produce sales and operations experience in the Midwest market.

“West Pak has a strong brand presence here in the Midwest,” said Garcia in the release. “I am very excited about being a part of this team with all of the growth opportunities that are available here.”

The company is looking forward to the staff addition.

“Javier’s produce sales experience and strong operational background make him a great addition,” Kellen Newhouse, West Pak’s “JustRipe!” avocado ripening program manager, said in the release.