Emanuel Lazopoulos Retires From Del Monte Fresh
- by Maggie Mead
CORAL GABLES, FL - Sometimes it’s just time to move on. After more than 15 years with the company, Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. has announced the retirement of Emanuel Lazopoulos, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Product Management N.A., effective April 19 of this year. In June 2003, Lazopoulos started working with the company as a VP N.A. Fresh Cut before being promoted to Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Product Management N.A. in June 2005.
“We extend our appreciation and gratitude to Emanuel for all his many contributions, and we wish him all the best as he embarks on a new adventure in his life”, said Youssef Zakharia, President and Chief Operating Officer, in a press release.
Lazopoulos has been a crucial part in growing the Del Monte North American business, including the expansion of the company’s successful Fresh Cut operations across the region.
The company has promoted Danny Dumas to the role of Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Product Management N.A., effective April 19 of this year.
Dumas is a true industry vet, with over 30 years of experience and 20 years in Sales and Marketing with Del Monte. He previously held the role of Vice President N.A. Sales & Product Management (Banana and Pineapple Programs) since 2014, Vice President Europe and Africa from 2010 to 2013, as well as District Sales Manager Canada.
We hope Emanuel has a wonderful retirement, and congratulations to Danny!