Del Monte Fresh Produce has announced that after more than 15 years with the company, Emanuel Lazopoulos, senior vice-president for sales, marketing and product management, will retire on 19 April this year.
Lazopoulos started working for Del Monte in June 2003 as a vice-president fresh cut, and he was promoted to senior vice-president for sales, marketing and product management in June 2005.
According to Del Monte, Lazopoulos has been instrumental in growing the Del Monte North American business, including the expansion of the company’s fresh cut operations across the region.
“We extend our appreciation and gratitude to Emanuel for all his many contributions and we wish him all the best as he embarks on a new adventure in his life”, said Youssef Zakharia, president and chief operating officer.
Del Monte has also announced the promotion of Danny Dumas to senior vice-president for sales, marketing and product management.
Dumas brings over 20 years of experience in the sales and marketing area with the company and over 30 years in the industry.
He was previously senior vice-president for sales and product management (banana and pineapple Programmes) since 2014, vice-president Europe and Africa from 2010 to 2013 as well as district sales manager Canada.