Dole Food makes organizational changes

by Eric Schroeder
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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIF. — Dole Food Co. is undertaking an organization change and related reorganization designed to better position the company in addressing the continued volatility in some of Dole’s businesses.

Howard Roeder has been promoted to president of Dole Fresh Vegetables, reporting to Michael Carter, president and chief operating officer of Dole. Mr. Roeder succeeds Ray De Riggi, who is retiring.

Cynthia Nunes and Todd Camel have been promoted to vice-president and co-general manager of Fresh Fruit North America, each reporting to Mr. Carter. Ms. Nunes and Mr. Camel succeed Michael Cavallero, who is retiring.

Additionally, John Trummel now will report to Mr. Carter in his role as vice-president and general manager of Dole Ocean Cargo Express.

“The organization change and related reorganization are expected to better position the company in addressing the continued volatility in some of Dole’s businesses and the unpredictable nature of its commodity produce businesses in general,” Dole said. “This positioning also further reorganizes the company’s worldwide operations to improve operational effectiveness and efficiencies, including succession plan initiatives, and is part of the company’s long-term strategic focus on promoting the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and proper nutrition as a basis for improved health and longevity, and on supporting research efforts into and leading nutrition education on the benefits of proper nutrition with respect to health, longevity and lifestyle.”
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