G.O. Fresh, Minneapolis, hired Ryan Tonolli in the new position of sales and marketing director.

Tonolli comes directly from Sysco, St. Paul, where he worked for 18 years. He brings 10 years of restaurant operation experience altogether, said Michele Rauk, project manager at Wyman Creative Group, Buffalo, Minn.

“He personally relates to our customers, both back-of-house operations and distributors, in terms of the products and services they want and need,” Marylou Owen, chief operating officer of G.O. Fresh, said in a news release.

Rauk said the new position is expanded, giving Tonolli even greater responsibility for planning and leading for the staff than the previous manager position.

Tonolli joined the company June 7.