BUFFALO, N.Y. — Del Monte Foods has hired Brian Pitzele as vice-president, Foodservice. Pitzele will report to CEO Greg Longstreet and is responsible for overseeing the brand’s foodservice business.
Pitzele has vast experience in the foodservice industry, including more than 30 years at Hormel Foods Corporation, where he held multiple positions in sales, marketing and management roles. At Hormel Foods, he helped turn the foodservice business into one of the most profitable revenue generators for the company. Most recently, Pitzele was the director of Foodservice at Farmer John Foods, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc.
“Brian’s deep knowledge and experience within the foodservice industry will bring a fresh perspective to Del Monte as we continue to focus on this important part of our business,” says Longstreet.