Mann Packing Co., Salinas, Calif., has hired Rachael Hackbarth as director of research and development.
âAs we continue to grow, we need a well-qualified staff that can objectively review new products and help us evaluate from a technical perspective their market viability,â said Lorri Koster, vice president of marking, in a news release. âWeâre thrilled to have someone of Rachaelâs caliber on our team.â
Hackbarth will work on new product development, a role she had at Fresh Express, Salinas, for 15 years, according to the release. She will also work with marketing, sales and operations.
A graduate of California Polytechnic State University with a degree in nutritional science, Hackbarth also has experience in nutrition labeling and regulatory compliance, according to the release. Along with Leslie Tripp, director of product management, and Koster, Hackbarth is a part of Mannâs Product Innovation program.