West Pak Avocado Inc., Temecula, Calif., hired Matt Smith in a newly created position, Midwest sales representative.
Smith previously worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn., according to a West Pak news release.
He received a business degree from the University of Arizona in 2009.
Smith trained with West Pak’s sales and operations teams in Temecula, then moved to Chicago to work from its new sales office at the company’s regional distribution and ripening facility.
Aside from sales, he will also be responsible for West Pak’s JustRipe! avocado ripening program.