LAKEVILLE, MASS. — Two executives have joined the senior leadership team at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., the agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 farmer families. Monisha Dabek was named chief commercial officer, USA, and Sarah Evans was tapped as chief human resources officer.
Ms. Dabek will oversee the cooperative’s sales, marketing, innovation, consumer insights and public relations efforts for the US region. Previously, she led the enterprise strategy and innovation team at Danone, where she also held leadership roles centered in brand marketing for plant-based food and beverage, ready-to-drink coffee and other portfolio brands.
Ms. Evans will lead Ocean Spray’s global human resources team, including talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, organizational development and internal and external communications. She brings nearly two decades of experience to the role. Prior to joining Ocean Spray, she was vice president of human resources at Terminix, where she also had responsibility for talent acquisition, management and development across the organization.
“Both Sarah and Monisha bring an incredible breadth of expertise and leadership within their fields, matched only by their energy and passion for the work,” said Tom Hayes, president and chief executive officer of Ocean Spray. “They are going to have an immediate, positive impact on our cooperative’s growth strategy — for our farmer-owners today and generations to come.”