PHOENIX — Rick Suchenski has joined Inventure Foods, Inc. as senior vice-president of sales and marketing.

A 30-year veteran in the food and beverage industry, Mr. Suchenski most recently was general manager for the ready-to-drink beverage division at Sunny Delight Beverages Co. Earlier, he was president and chief operating officer of The Republic of Tea. In addition, he has held marketing and sales positions at Procter & Gamble, Frito-Lay and several small beverage companies.

“As we enter a period of accelerated growth and expansion, Rick brings a wealth of experience in large, consumer-centric organizations that will make him a valuable asset to Inventure’s leadership team,” said Terry McDaniel, chief executive officer of Inventure Foods. “We are excited to leverage Rick’s extensive background in brand positioning and marketing strategy as Inventure Foods continues to capitalize on evolving customer eating habits through development of its specialty brands.”

Mr. Suchenski received a bachelor’s degree in political science at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.