(March 24, 2:15 p.m.) Ippolito International LLP has created a new position, vice president of sales and marketing, tabbing Paul Mocettini to fill the role.

Mocettini’s is scheduled to join Ippolito on March 30.

Most recently in his 20-year-plus career in fresh produce, Mocettini was director of sales for Salinas, Calif.-based Coastline Produce, a position he had since late 2007.

Mocettini started his career in 1987, when he joined up with Bruce Church of TransFRESH Bruce Church Inc., Salinas, according to a news release. He later worked for Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., Monterey, Calif., as Western regional manager for three years.

After Dole, Mocettini spent 11 years at Growers Express LLC, Salinas, where his last position was product manager of cauliflower.

The new position at Ippolito International helps handle a growing customer base, said general manager Butch Corda, in the release.