Cashmere, WA — Two senior sales staff have joined Liberty Orchards Co., Inc. following the retirement of Senior Vice-President for Marketing and Sales Mike Rainey after 30 years with the company.
Replacing the 2013 Candy Hall of Famer are Paula Howard as vice-president — confections and Kim Hartman as vice-president — Orchard Bars. Howard joins Orchard from Brown & Haley, where she was Director of National Accounts. Hartman, who previously worked at Orchard, is returning after two years at Pearson Candy Co.
The company says the splitting of Rainey's past responsibilities separates its sales efforts, allowing for more focused support for its fast-growing healthy snack line, Orchard Bars.