Bonduelle Fresh Americas, the U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle and home of Ready Pac Foods, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Montagna as Chief Executive Officer. Montagna will assume leadership of the company effective immediately, succeeding Mary Thompson who stepped down from the position earlier this year.
Montagna brings more than 20 years of experience at both the strategic and operational levels, delivering top-tier performance in growth-focused businesses. Most recently, he served as CEO of Bonduelle Italy, where he successfully built on the company’s well-known brand and purpose-driven culture, increasing profits in his two years at the helm. Prior to joining Bonduelle Fresh Italy in January 2017, Montagna was General Manager for Bolton Group and before that worked in roles of increasing responsibility for 11 years with Henkel.
“I’m delighted to serve in this role as CEO for Bonduelle Fresh Americas and bring my perspective to the business, particularly during such an important and pivotal time for the food industry,” Montagna said. “As the talented U.S. team charges full speed ahead toward becoming B Corp certified by 2025 under the B! Pact framework, it’s an honor to lead them in inspiring the transition to a plant-based diet for millions of Americans.”
Montagna will report to Guillaume Debrosse, Group CEO of France-based Bonduelle, and will be based in Irwindale, Calif.
“We feel fortunate to welcome a new CEO from within Bonduelle. Andrea has extensive knowledge of the brand’s core values and brings with him a keen sense of innovation as we embark on a new strategic future for Bonduelle Fresh Americas,” Debrosse said. “I’m confident he will deliver a long-lasting impact on our U.S. subsidiary and stimulate the continued growth of our U.S. presence.”