(Feb. 26) Anthony Valenzuela has joined A&A Organic Marketing Inc., Watsonville, Calif., as sales manager.

In this position, Valenzuela will oversee the sales department and develop chain-store business as A&A transitions to a program-based grower/shipper. Valenzuela joined the company in mid-February.

The position, which is new, is a direct response to an expansion of A&A’s grower base. A&A recently added organic growers in Yuma, Ariz., Alachua, Fla., and La Paz, Mexico.

A member of the produce industry for over 15 years, Valenzuela was most recently director of sales for Epic Roots LLC, Salinas, Calif.