Smokey Mountain Produce LLC, Morristown, Tenn., hired Charles Sealock as a buyer, also working in retail sales, in late June.

Sealock has been in produce for more than 30 years, starting with Winn Dixie in Atlanta, in 1974, said president and chief executive officer Dick Mills. Sealock has also been with Rich Foods in Richmond, Va.; Supervalu in Greenville, Ky., as director of produce operations; the U.S. Navy as a produce buyer in San Diego; and Homeland Stores Inc. in Oklahoma City as a produce operations director.

“Charles was brought on board to assist in developing our retail business since he has the background in retail and their needs,” Mills said.

Smokey Mountain hires new buyer-seller