WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. — Jim Caltabiano is the new chief financial officer for Del Monte Foods, Inc.

He brings nearly 30 years of financial leadership experience to Del Monte’s executive team and will oversee the company’s financial organization in conjunction with Parag Sachdeva, chief operations officer for Del Monte.

“Jim joins our leadership team at a great time of growth and innovation for Del Monte Foods,” said Greg Longstreet, president and chief executive officer at Del Monte. “Jim is a proven leader with a track record of driving growth and operational excellence within the CPG sector. We’re excited to draw on his impressive financial expertise as we continue to evolve and innovate.”

Prior to Del Monte, Mr. Caltabiano was executive vice president and CFO for Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc. He held several roles at Campbell Soup Co., including CFO of the Campbell Fresh division and CFO of the company’s away from home division, and was the CFO of General Mills, Inc. Canada from 2006 to 2007.

Mr. Caltabiano holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in general management from Duke University.