Pat Hansen, a veteran in the onion industry, has joined L&M Cos. Inc., Raleigh, N.C., as manager of potato and onion sales and operations at the company’s Rocky Ford, Colo., office.

“Pat knows the onion business from top to bottom; he knows how to deliver the top quality service our customers need,” Tracy Fowler, general manager of potatoes and onions, said in a news release.

Hansen comes to L&M Cos. after more than 20 years at Peri & Sons Farms Inc., Yerington, Nev., Fowler said. During his career, Hansen also owned and operated a transportation company, the release said.