Dole Food Company, Inc. Appoints Johan Linden as its New President & Chief Operating Officer

Tue. April 7th, 2015
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez     

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Dole Food Company has promoted Johan Linden to President and COO. Linden will be succeeding Michael Carter, who the company announced will be retiring.

David Murdock, U.S. Chairman and CEO, Dole Foods"Over the past decade, Johan has proven his leadership in successively broader management roles with the company," David Murdock, the U.S. group's Chairman and CEO, said. "He has a breadth of global and day-to-day operational experience that will enable us to focus even more on creative initiatives and strategic decision-making. I am confident that this management change with Johan as President will bring great value to the company as we pursue new opportunities in expanding markets.

Linden has been the President of Dole's European branch since 2010, according to Yahoo FInance News.

Murdock also thanked Michael Carter for his years of service to Dole in a press release, both as an Officer and as a Director, stating, “Michael Carter has worked closely with me for many years and has been a tireless contributor to Dole, for which I am deeply appreciative and thankful.”

Murdock continued that he is looking forward to working more closely now with both Linden and the company’s long-established management team.

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