Del Monte’s North America VP of sales stepping down after 15 years
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. (“Del Monte”) has announced that Emanuel Lazopoulos, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Product Management N.A will retire on April 19. Lazopoulos began working for Del Monte in June 2003 as a VP N.A. Fresh Cut; he was promoted to Senior Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Product Management N.A. in June 2005.
Lazopoulos has been instrumental in growing the Del Monte North American business, including the expansion of the Company’s very successful 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 will promote Danny Dumas to Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Product Management N.A. effective April 19.
Dumas brings over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing with the Del Monte and more than 30 years in the industry. He has been Vice President N.A. Sales & Product Management (Banana and Pineapple Programs) since 2014 and was Vice President Europe and Africa from 2010 to 2013, as well as District Sales Manager Canada.