Bengard Ranch Inc., Salinas, Calif., has hired Nick Pappas as a new salesman.

Pappas has been in the produce industry for 23 years, specifically in retail sales. He began with D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California, and went on to Merrill Farms LLC and Tanimura & Antle Inc. His most recent position was in sales with Superior Sales Inc. since 2000, where he managed sales and grower relations. All of these positions were in Salinas, where Pappas grew up.

Bengard Ranch Inc. hires salesman