Dave Henze has been appointed president of Holtzinger Fruit Company in Yakima, Washington, to succeed David Lawrence.

Henze has more than 18 years’ experience in the food business and was most recently in charge of sales and marketing in the foodservice division of Idahoan Foods in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was previously general manager for Simmisco Foods, an avocado-products supplier based in Boise, Idaho, and owned by Mission Produce and the JR Simplot Company.

He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Utah and a master’s in business administration from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.