The Woodinville, Washington-based wine maker also announced the promotions of two vice presidents.
L’Ecole’s current general manager Debbie Frol will retire at the end of the year.
Tobin Northfield will work to develop sustainable strategies to contain pests that threaten apple, pear, cherry and other fruit crops.
The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has named Ines Hanrahan as its executive director, replacing retiring manager Mike Willett.
Sams, who worked in prominent agricultural programs at both Texas A&M and Clemson universities, will start work on Oct. 31.
The Michigan Apple Committee has hired John Woodall as regional manager covering the northern region of the U.S.
The Washington Apple Commission has hired Toni Lynn Adams as a communications outreach coordinator.
Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager