(Feb. 18) Sun World International, LLC, Bakersfield, Calif., appointed Roger Griess vice president of North American business development and replenishment.

In this newly created position, Griess is responsible for growing the company’s core business as well as overseeing mergers and acquisitions to broaden product lines.

Griess joined Sun World in 1997 as national account manager. Additional work experience includes time with Dole Food Co. Inc., Westlake, Calif., as director of national accounts manager/citrus division and regional manager/deciduous division.