CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. has created a new internal team. Effective immediately, a unified North America New Product Development (NPD) team will serve its consumers and integrate Mann Packing — a Del Monte Fresh company — into its ongoing product-development processes.
As part of this change, Alex McCloskey, director of New Product Development at Mann Packing, will expand his role to oversee not only Mann’s, but also Del Monte branded products across North America. McCloskey is an industry veteran with rich experience in the agriculture and food industries, as well as a deep understanding of both brands.
“We’re excited to introduce our New Product Development team,” says Danny Dumas, senior vice-president of Sales and Product Management, Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. “Developing this role will not only help us better serve our consumer needs, but will also allow us to continue to inspire healthy lifestyles and remain industry innovators through our wholesome and convenient products.”
The new role will provide Del Monte Fresh Produce with a strong New-Product-Development pipeline, prioritizing consumer demand within the company through product innovation. The company expects this change will create opportunities for former Mann Packing employees and fortify internal expertise across the Del Monte Fresh Produce business.