Del Monte Fresh Produce has promoted Annunciata (Nucci) Cerioli to Senior Vice President, North America, from Senior Vice President, Operations, North America. In her new role, Cerioli will lead the Company’s North American region in the development and execution of regional sales, operations and product management strategies and programs to deliver long-term and sustainable business growth for the region.

Nucci joined the company in November 2018 and has over 25 years of experience in Operations and Supply Chain with companies like Kellogg, Borden and Libbey, including functional depth in manufacturing, logistics, quality assurance and safety. Nucci also has experience in business turnaround, network optimization and the implementation of global manufacturing systems.

“I am delighted to have Nucci bring her experience, creativity and strong leadership capabilities to the combined operations, sales and product management function for our North America region and to recognize her for the outstanding work and contributions she has brought to our company over the past 18 months,” said Youssef Zakharia, President and Chief Operating Officer. “I am confident that our consolidated operations, sales and product management function for North America under Nucci’s leadership will further enhance efficiencies and drive growth in the region.” 

In other Del Monte Fresh Produce personnel news, Danny Dumas is resigning from the company. During his tenure of over 20 years with Del Monte, Dumas held several positions, including Vice President Operations, Europe & Africa; Vice President North America Sales & Product Management (Banana and Pineapple Programs); and District Sales Manager, Canada.

“We extend our appreciation and gratitude to Danny for all his many contributions over the years and wish him well in his next endeavor,” says Zakharia.

About Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc.

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. is one of North America’s leading marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables.  Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. markets its products in North America under the Del Monte brand (as well as other brands), a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for 125 years. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd.