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Industry veteran Ed (Edge) Dostal and three other new hires have joined the sales team at Fruit Patch Sales LLC in Dinuba, CA. The others are Jesus Villareal and Wes Kubo on sales, and Rodney Kubo on export sales.

The Produce News was able to confirm their hiring, but neither they nor company executives were immediately available for comment.

Mr. Dostal, who has been involved in marketing fresh produce for nearly 30 years, Edge-DostalEd (Edge) Dostalwas previously a sales manager at Chiquita Fresh North America. Prior to that, he was managing partner for The Produce Edge, a California tree fruit marketing company that he helped found in 1995. Before that, he worked at Richland Sales in Reedley, CA.

Wes Kubo was previously in sales at Sunnyside Packing.

Blue Book Services reported Jan. 18 that Bryce Haley and Jeffrey Weaver were no longer connected with the company.

Continuing on sales at Fruit Patch are Mike Crookshanks, Michael Underwood and Mike Strambi.