Dole Appoints Emanuel Lazopoulos as New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
- by Anne Allen
CHARLOTTE, NC - Sometimes a return to something you’ve come to know is just as exciting as a new endeavor. This may be what Emanuel Lazopoulos is thinking as he has reunited with Dole as its Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Dole Fresh Vegetables. With over 40 years in the industry and a familiarity with operations at Dole, he will be an asset to the leadership team for the produce giant.
"After leaving Dole thirty years ago, it is great being back,” said Lazopoulos. “I know I have more to accomplish and am very excited about applying the learnings of my decades of tenure in this industry to help propel an already dynamic organization."
While he may have originally left Dole 30 years ago, the time following his departure was spent gathering experience across the industry that will serve him in his newest role. According to a press release, Lazopoulos has held Sales and Marketing positions at many distinguished companies including Salyer American Fresh Foods, Banacol, Newstar Fresh Foods, and most recently Del Monte Fresh.
“We are thrilled to be able to make this announcement and welcome Emanuel back to Dole,” explained Michael Solomon, President. “In addition to being such a well-respected individual in the produce industry—having recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from United Fresh Association—Emanuel’s strong winning attitude and personality will complement and enhance Dole Fresh Vegetables' abilities to meet the needs of our customers and continue to provide quality, innovative products to the marketplace.”
In his newly appointed role, he will be responsible for the leadership of the Sales and Innovation team across the Dole division in charge of value-added salads and fresh packed vegetables.
Lazopoulos is known throughout the industry for strong leadership skills and the ability to create strong teams, strong partnerships, business growth, revenue generation, product portfolio development, and shareholder value. He is bringing all that he has gained over the years back to the place where his career started.
We here at AndNowUKnow wish Emanuel and Dole the best of luck in their reignited partnership, and look forward to seeing what the future has to hold for these two powerhouses.