Del Monte Foods Inc. announced the appointment of Jim Caltabiano as chief financial officer (CFO).
Caltabiano will oversee the management of Del Monte Foods' financial organization and report to Parag Sachdeva, chief operations officer (COO). He is a seasoned finance professional with nearly 30 years of experience within large consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, including Ajinomoto Foods, Campbell Soup Company, Procter & Gamble, and General Mills.
Caltabiano previously served as executive vice president and CFO for Ajinomoto Foods North America, a leading frozen food manufacturing company, overseeing the $1.2 billion food division of the global company's North America division. Prior to that role, he spent 10 years at Campbell Soup Company, where he held multiple financial leadership roles, including CFO of Campbell's $1 billion Fresh division. Caltabiano originally joined Campbell as VP strategic and financial analysis for their North America division consisting of U.S. Soup, Sauces & Beverages, Foodservice, and Canada. He held subsequent roles as VP finance for Campbell Canada, VP finance and interim general manager for the company's away-from-home division, and general manager for Plum Organics. Earlier in his career, Caltabiano held various finance leadership roles at Procter & Gamble and General Mills.
"Jim joins our leadership team at a great time of growth and innovation for Del Monte Foods," Greg Longstreet, president and CEO, said in the announcement. "Jim is a proven leader with a track record of driving growth and operational excellence within the CPG sector. We're excited to draw on his impressive financial expertise as we continue to evolve and innovate, building upon Del Monte Foods' 135+ heritage as the original plant-based food company."