Dole Packaged Foods taps JC Dalto president, expands Americas leadership team

April 2, 2021

Dole Packaged Foods LLC announced the expansion of its U.S. leadership team as part of a strategy to achieve its commitments to make nutritious foods accessible to one billion people

Heading the new appointments are Juan Carlos "JC" Dalto as president and managing director of the Americas, comprising North and Latin America, and Örzse Hódi as vice president of marketing.

Along with current team members Michael Walton, vice president of retail sales, and Stuart McAllister, vice president of foodservice and industrial sales and marketing, the group will work with the global team to continue the transformation of a 170-year-old company into a purpose-led business.

In additional to its nutritious foods commitment, Dole's strategy aims to move toward zero fruit loss and zero fossil-based plastic packaging by 2025, and net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

The enhanced leadership team will focus on purpose driven, consumer centric, top line growth in the Americas, in conjunction with The Dole Promise.

"The Americas team will continue to drive our transformation under the Dole Promise with a focus on growth through people, planet and prosperity," said Pier Luigi Sigismondi, president of Dole's Worldwide Packaged Foods division.

JC Dalto joined the Dole team in January 2021 as president and managing director of Dole Packaged Foods in the Americas, succeeding Brad Bartlett,

Originally from Argentina, Dalto brings over three decades of consumer goods and food experience, spending more than half of his career with nutrition and wellness companies around the world including Danone, Pillsbury Co., Kraft Foods and most recently Savencia Fromage & Dairy. A worldwide Italo-Argentinean executive, Dalto and the other new leaders will work from Dole's Westlake Village, California Americas headquarters.

"The need for good nutrition for all is something that is universal, and something I have been working towards throughout my career," said Dalto. "I am excited to join this team and to be a part of a company that is purpose-built, focused on the consumer, and is committed to working together to achieve ambitious goals towards sustainable and profitable growth."