Dole Packaged Foods names Juan Carlos Dalto President as part of leadership expansion in the Americas

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC today announced the expansion of its US leadership team as part of its strategy to achieve its commitments to make nutritious foods accessible for 1 billion people, and a movement towards zero fruit loss and zero fossil-based plastic packaging by 2025, and net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Heading the new appointments are Juan Carlos ("JC") Dalto, President & Managing Director, Americas, including North and Latin America, and Örzse Hódi, Vice President of Marketing.

Along with current team members Michael Walton, Vice President of Retail Sales; and Stuart McAllister, Vice President of Foodservice/ Industrial Sales & Marketing, the group will work with the global team to continue the transformation of a 170-year-old company into a purpose-led business.

The enhanced leadership team will focus on purpose driven, consumer centric, top line growth in the Americas, in conjunction with The Dole Promise.

"The Americas team will continue to drive our transformation under the Dole Promise with a focus on growth through people, planet and prosperity," said Pier Luigi Sigismondi, President of Dole's Worldwide Packaged Foods division. "We know that the goals set forth in our Promise will only be made possible by keeping our eyes, ears and doors open to people with the experience and innovations that can move us quickly forward." 

JC Dalto joined the Dole team in January 2021 as President & Managing Director of Dole Packaged Foods in the Americas, including North and Latin America, succeeding Brad Bartlett, who retired at the end of 2020. Originally from Argentina, Dalto brings over three decades of focused fast-moving consumer goods and food experience, spending more than half of his career with nutrition and wellness companies around the world including Danone, The Pillsbury Company, Kraft Foods, and most recently, Savencia Fromage & Dairy. A worldwide Italo-Argentinean executive, Dalto and the other new leaders will work from Dole's Westlake Village, California Americas headquarters.

"The need for good nutrition for all is something that is universal, and something I have been working towards throughout my career," said Dalto. "I am excited to join this team and to be a part of a company that is purpose-built, focused on the consumer, and is committed to working together to achieve ambitious goals towards sustainable and profitable growth."

The executive team will look to support the ambitious goals set forth in The Dole Promise with a focus on bridging the gaps to good nutrition for all: accessibility, acceptability, awareness, and waste reduction and grow value for the company's stakeholders, including farmers and shareholders.

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