TILLAMOOK - The Tillamook County Creamery Association has appointed Brad Vesterby as national sales manager.

Vesterby joined the cooperative in 2004 as a regional sales manager. As national sales manager, Vesterby will continue to lead the Albertson's team for Tillamook while managing new leadership responsibilities.

Prior to joining TCCA, Vesterby worked for Albertson's for 19 years, starting as a courtesy clerk and moving up to grocery sales manager for all grocery sales in the Northwest. He also worked as a dairy and frozen category manager.

The creamery has expanded its sales team by adding Tony Rhodes as corporate regional sales manager. Working from the Tigard office, Rhodes' customers will include Winco Foods, Unified Grocers, SuperValue, McDonalds, Fred Meyer Deli and Super Target.

Rhodes most recently worked as a customer business manager for the Northwest with Campbell Soup. He also worked with Thomas J. Lipton Foods in Eugene as an account executive and as a retail sales manager for Mancini and Groesbeck Food Broker Inc.