Calavo Growers Appoints Shawn Munsell as Chief Financial Officer; Brian Kocher Comments
SANTA PAULA, CA - In just four days, a new Chief Financial Officer will be joining Calavo Growers’ ranks. The search for a new CFO is over, as the company has appointed Shawn Munsell to the role, effective June 20.
“Joining Calavo in the early stages of a turnaround with the opportunity to positively affect change and impact results is very exciting,” Munsell said. “There is a talented team in place, and I’m confident that together we can refine processes, create efficiencies, and position Calavo for long-term growth.”
Prior to joining Calavo, Munsell led the finance and accounting functions for Tyson Foods’ chicken segment, according to a press release. He led the team to fiscal 2021 revenues of $14 billion as Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting, and previously served as Treasurer. Prior to Tyson, Munsell was with CF Industries, serving in a variety of roles with progressive responsibility.
Munsell holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with high honors from the University of Michigan – Flint and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the press release noted.
“We’re thrilled to have Shawn Munsell join the Calavo team,” said Brian W. Kocher, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Shawn is a results-oriented leader with a breadth of finance experience. He has demonstrated his dedication and loyalty by accumulating more than 20 years of operational finance and treasury experience with his two previous companies in the food and commodities industries. We’re looking forward to the strong leadership and contributions Shawn will make in the years to come as we continue driving sequential improvement throughout our business.”
Congratulations to Shawn Munsell on his new role!