A leading Wisconsin potato and onion grower-shipper has added a salesman with extensive foodservice experience.

Troy Thompson joined Bancroft, Wis.-based RPE as an account manager Jan. 18, according to a company news release.

Thompson has 20 years’ experience in sales, including, most recently, a four-year stint in the Baraboo, Wis., office of Houston-based  foodservice giant Sysco Corp.

At Sysco, Thompson won the company’s Achievement Society and President’s Club awards and received other recognition for his work.