(Aug. 6) Bob Mast has been promoted to vice president of marketing for Columbia Marketing International, Wenatchee, Wash.

Mast graduated in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in management from Arizona State University and joined Columbia in 2003 as director of marketing. Previously, he worked for Fry’s Food Stores, Tolleson, Ariz., as assistant produce director and produce category manager for all of the chain’s 107 stores, according to a news release.

Mast succeeds Mike Hambleton, who is now working on special projects for Columbia. Hambleton said he has no official title with the company, and will work at CMI four days a week.

“I’m going to be working specifically on food safety with the warehouses,” Hambleton said. “I’ll also be working on the inventory control system and other areas on an individual project basis.”