Maglio Companies Announces Joe D'Ottavio as New Vice President of Operations
- by Laura Hillen
GLENDALE, WI – Looking to ramp up company growth and its production of fresh produce, Maglio Companies has named 35-year industry veteran Joe D’Ottavio to lead as Vice President of Operations.
“I’m energized by the positive can-do attitude that originates from Sam and the Maglio Companies team across the country,” said D’Ottavio. “It’s exciting to be with a multi-faceted company that partners, listens, and understands the needs of its customers as they identify and invest in real produce solutions.”
Known more warmly as “Joe D,” the company stated in a press release that Joe will be responsible for all the Maglio facilities in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Boston, and McAllen.
“We are very pleased to have Joe D join our team as Vice President of Operations. With his vast knowledge and expertise in produce production, we expect great things,” said Sam Maglio, President of Maglio Companies.
Most recently, Joe has led distributions centers for a national food manufacturer for the past 13 years. These centers included facilities for tomato-potato-onion repack and fresh-cut products.
The company also noted that Joe has experience developing whole fruit, fresh-cut, banana, and pineapple programs for regional and national retail, foodservice, and convenience store channels. Also adding to his industry experience and qualifications, Joe oversaw the acquisition and startup of a 10,000-acre farming project.
“Joe has a track record of successfully growing top line revenue, managing complex fresh produce businesses, and the ability to provide produce solutions that exceed customer expectations,” finished Maglio.
Joe attended the Rollins College/Crummer School of Business in Winter Park, FL, and is a former pastry chef instructor and graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.
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