Kim St George Named as Vice President of Sales for Dole Food Company; Emanuel Lazopoulos Comments
CHARLOTTE, NC - A well-known face in the industry, Kimberly (Kim) St George is known for her sales and marketing prowess. She will be taking these skills to her newest role with Dole Food Company, which recently tapped her to lead as Vice President of Sales, West Region. In this role, St George will focus on expanding the Dole Value-Added salad business while also working closely with Dole’s Fresh Pack team in farm fresh vegetables.
With 25 years of experience, St George has had fruitful roles throughout the produce industry. She comes to Dole from Renaissance Food Group/Calavo where she served as Vice President of Business Development. In that role, she primarily focused on developing new customers and products in the retail, club, and alternative channel segments for fresh vegetables, fruit, and deli product lines.
A press release further illuminated her experience, noting her roles with Mann Packing as Director of Sales and Marketing, as well as her position with Taylor Farms Retail and River Ranch Fresh Foods in the areas of marketing, innovation, sales, and business development.
“We are very excited to have Kim join to lead our Western sales team,” said Emanuel Lazopoulos, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “She brings decades of leadership experience, established relationships, and produce knowledge across a broad set of roles and organizations. Coupled with her enthusiasm, Dole Fresh Vegetables is well-positioned for continued success.”
Her expertise extends beyond that, as St George sits on the International Fresh Produce Association Marketing Council and Southeast Produce Council Southern Roots Women’s Committee, and previously served on various United Fresh, Produce Marketing Association, and Fresh Produce & Floral Council committees, as well as the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association Board of Directors.
St George received her Bachelor of Science, Agricultural and Managerial Economics from UC Davis and MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Congratulations to Kim St George on this next step in her career!