(Oct. 25) After 22 years with his family’s business, Rudy Batiz, sales manager at Royal Flavor LLC, San Diego — until recently, Wilson-Batiz of California LLC — has moved on.

He has joined Frank Donio Inc., Hammonton, N.J., where he will be in charge of the company’s San Diego office.

His responsibilities will include buying, selling and putting together shipping deals.

“There are a lot of hats he will be wearing,” said Bobby Donio, an owner and vice president.

Batiz said his leaving was not related to the recent dissolution of an eight-year partnership that included the Batiz operation, Wilson Produce LLC of Nogales, Ariz., and grower Ernesto Echavarria.

Although he will be based in San Diego, Batiz said he likely will travel to the firm’s Nogales office from time to time.

The 75-year-old, family-owned company serves as a distributor, wholesaler, buying broker and importer, “depending on the time of year,” Donio said. The company has a 150,000-square-foot facility in New Jersey and deals in a full line of fruits and vegetables.

The firm handles at least 10 million packages annually, Donio said.

Batiz’ new job with Donio is “a very good opportunity,” he said. “They have a first-class operation.”

Batiz has had a 15-year relationship with Donio, which has been a Royal Flavor customer.