Dayka & Hackett LLC, Reedley, Calif., has hired Rodrigo Lazo in a newly created position, operations manager.

“The company’s growth across all categories created the opportunity for this important position,” Ralph Hackett, co-owner, said in a news release. “Rodrigo brings broad experience, product knowledge and management skills that will be invaluable in assisting us with our incremental growth.”

Lazo has worked with Chiquita as North America quality manager and with Decofruit Inc. as a supervisor. He will be in the company’s Wilmington, Del., office.

Dayka & Hackett markets table grapes, mangoes, kiwi and citrus from Argentina, Brazil, California, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and Spain, according to the release.

Tim Dayka, formerly of Pacific Trellis Fruit LLC and Ralph Hackett, formerly of Borg Produce Sales, founded the company.

Dayka & Hackett hires operations manager