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Del Monte Pacific names new CEO for US unit

DEL Monte Pacific on Wednesday announced the appointment of Gregory Longstreet as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the company's US subsidiary, Del Monte Foods Inc (DFMI), effective Sept 5, 2017.

As CEO, Mr Longstreet will be responsible for DMFI's strategy, business and overall organisation, it said.

Mr Longstreet has over 25 years of work experience in the food industry, having held critical commercial roles in sales, marketing and general management, including as president and CEO, it said.

He has led fast-moving consumer goods companies with agricultural businesses that are vertically integrated, managed diverse manufacturing and supply chain operations, and held leadership roles requiring substantial transformation management across categories, business models and company cultures.

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In his last role as president and CEO of CytoSport, Mr Longstreet's work included innovative brand and product expansion within the beverage, bar and powder segments of the sports nutrition category, with an increased focus on brand development, new product introductions and multi-channel expansion.