BURLINGTON, ON - Following a two-decade career in the buy-side of the produce industry, Sean McCauley is joining Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd. in the newly created position of Director of Sales. In the role, McCauley will be tasked with maintaining and growing Ippolito Fruit & Produce sales within the Canadian and Eastern US markets. The company says the new position will focus on growing Ippolito’s retail presence, as well as developing and implementing a foodservice market strategy.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Ippolito team,” said McCauley upon his appointment. “They have worked very hard growing their company and building an impressive product line. They have invested in new, innovative technology, which has made them a leader in the packaged salad industry. I look forward to growing Ippolito’s brand presence in the retail and foodservice markets, as well as bringing exciting new products to the market from our new production facility.”
According to a press release, McCauley has spent his past 20 years passionately working in the retail stream of the produce industry. His most recent role saw him spend eight years as Senior Category Manager at Loblaw Companies Inc, and he has been responsible for procurement categories such as packaged salads, value-added items, salad bar items, berries, cherries, pomegranates, and root vegetables. In addition to his retail experience McCauley was the 2009/2010 Chair of the Ontario Produce Marketing Association, where he was an instrumental part of growing the association’s Grower-Retailer Program.
McCauley will report directly to Steve Dimen, the company’s Co-Chief Operating Officer, who shared, “We are very excited to have Sean join the Ippolito team. Sean’s years of retail experience in both the commodity and value-added produce markets will be a great asset to the Ippolito team.”
Congratulations to Sean McCauley on this exciting new step in his produce career!