Two to new posts at Del Monte Foods

by Eric Schroeder
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SAN FRANCISCO — Larry Bodner and David Allen have been named to new positions at Del Monte Foods Co.

Mr. Bodner, who previously was senior vice-president of finance and investor relations, has been named executive vice-president of finance. He will be responsible for all of the company’s finance and strategy functions.

Mr. Bodner joined Del Monte in 2003 and has held several positions at the company, including vice-president of internal reporting and financial analysis. Prior to joining Del Monte he was chief marketing officer of Market Compass and chief operating officer and chief financial officer of SelfCare. Earlier, he held a number of positions at The Walt Disney Co. and the Procter & Gamble Co.

Mr. Allen, who previously was senior vice-president of operations and supply chain, was named executive vice-president of operations. In his new role he will oversee all of the company’s operations and supply chain functions, including Del Monte consumer operations, international operations and special markets.

Prior to joining Del Monte in 2006, Mr. Allen was c.o.o. of U.S. Foodservice, a division of Royal Ahold, chief executive officer of WorldChain, Inc., and vice-president of worldwide operations at Dell Inc. Earlier, he held several positions at Frito-Lay North America. He also is a member of the board of directors of American Italian Pasta Co.

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