(Sept. 30) SALINAS, Calif. — The newest member of the Tanimura & Antle sales desk brings 20 years of experience in the produce industry.

Steve Koran joined the company as director of retail sales Sept. 22.

Koran joins a group put together by Rick Bravo, vice president of sales, that includes Rick Russo, director of commodity managers; Doug Meyer, director of foodservice; and Chuck Schreiber, director of export.

Bravo, who spent 20 years with Dole, took over as vice president of sales in May.

Bravo said Koran, who worked in everything from new product development to packaging design to sales in his 4½ years at Growers Express, is a key person in the completion of the sales staff.

Ken Silveira, president, added that he was pleased that Koran had made the move.

The departure of Koran, a Dole veteran who has a marketing degree from the University of Illinois, comes toward the end of a year that has brought significant changes to Growers Express.

Growers Express could not be reached for comment.