Salinas, Calif.-based Coastline Produce has promoted Chris Arias to assistant sales manager.

Arias joined Coastline’s sales staff in 2007. He was previously with Salyer American and Manny Lawrence Sales and has 18 years of produce experience, according to a news release.

“Chris has been a key part of our continued success,” Coastline vice president Phil Adrian said in the release. Adrian also credited Arias with growing the company’s export program.

Coastline is a grower-shipper of with more than 14,000 acres of row crops, including lettuce and broccoli, in California, Arizona and Mexico.

Coastline Produce promotes salesman