Fresh Del Monte Produce Restructures Divisions and Names New Senior Vice Presidents
CORAL GABLES, FL - A company restructure can signal many things, but in the case of Fresh Del Monte Produce, its most recent push has been focused on bolstering the executive team. Following the departure of former Senior Vice President Annunciata (Nucci) Cerioli, the company appointed Jesus Rodriguez as Senior Vice President of Sales (North America) and Ziad Nabulsi as Senior Vice President of Operations (North America).
The sales division under Rodriguez will concentrate on all sales-related activities, including, product management, customer relationships, and marketing. The operations division under Nabulsi will focus on various operations activities, including: operations strategy, procurement, quality assurance, engineering, Del project management, transportation, and logistics.
Rodriguez and Nabulsi will oversee and work collaboratively to address the needs of the company and its customers in the North America region. Both of the new leaders will be reporting to Youssef Zakharia, President and Chief Operating Officer, a press release noted.
"We thank Nucci for her contributions during her time with the company and wish her all the best in her future endeavors," said Zakharia. "We also look forward to the focused attention Jesus, Ziad, and Dave [Russell] will bring as we continue to move forward on our short-term goals and longer-term strategic initiatives."
Along with these appointments, we can expect that Fresh Del Monte will announce further leadership changes in the near future.
Dave Russell, Vice President, Sales (North America) also announced his retirement with plans to remain with Fresh Del Monte through the end of this year. Over the coming weeks, he will work closely with Rodriguez to ensure a smooth transition of sales activities.
Congratulations to all of these leaders on the next step in their journeys.