To help increase sales of expanding product lines, a food industry veteran has joined Walter P. Rawl & Sons Inc. as business development manager.

Food industry product development veteran joins Rawl


Mark Haun, who has 24 years food industry experience, including the past decade in the produce industry, assumed the newly created position at the Pelion, S.C.-based fresh-cut leafy greens and vegetables grower-shipper. He joined the company Nov. 8.

Haun has worked for a variety of food companies, including River Ranch Fresh Foods LLC, Salinas, Calif., Imagination Farms, Indianapolis, and Campbell’s Soup. In those jobs, he helped introduce new products and oversaw promotional planning, according to a news release.

“Mark’s successful career in the food industry and his experience in both branded consumer package goods, as well as fresh produce, is an asset to us as we continue to grow the branded, value-added side of our business,” Ashley Rawl, director of sales, marketing and product development, said in the release.

Haun, who remains in Plano, Texas, said he enjoys working in the food industry.

“I love the food business and fresh produce is a dynamic part of the food world,” he said in the release. “Rawl’s commitment to expanding value-added fresh produce through new items and licensing partnerships is contagious and I’m excited to help them expand distribution of new and existing product lines.”