Dole Packaged Foods Names New President

Juan Carlos Dalto takes on leadership position to oversee the company’s expansion in North and Latin America.

JC Dalto, Dole Packaged Foods president and and managing director, Americas.
JC Dalto, Dole Packaged Foods president and and managing director, Americas.

Dole Packaged Foods has appointed Juan Carlos (“JC”) Dalto as president and managing director, Americas, including North and Latin America. Originally from Argentina, Dalto brings over three decades of focused fast-moving consumer goods and food experience, spending more than half his career with nutrition and wellness companies around the world, including Dannon, The Pillsbury Company, Kraft Foods, and most recently, Savencia Fromage & Dairy.

In his new position, Dalto will serve as a member of the company’s U.S. leadership team, which is working to achieve its commitments to make nutritious foods accessible for 1 billion people, move toward zero fruit loss and zero fossil-based plastic packaging by 2025, and net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Along with current team members Michael Walton, vice president of retail sales, and Stuart McAllister, vice president of foodservice/industrial sales & marketing, Dalto will work with the global team to continue the transformation of a 170-year-old company into a purpose-led business. The team will support the goals set forth in The Dole Promise, with a focus on bridging the gaps to good nutrition for all: accessibility, acceptability, awareness, and waste reduction, and grow value for the company’s stakeholders, including farmers and shareholders.

“The Americas team will continue to drive our transformation under the Dole Promise with a focus on growth through people, planet, and prosperity,” says Pier Luigi Sigismondi, president of Dole’s worldwide packaged foods division. “We know that the goals set forth in our Promise will only be made possible by keeping our eyes, ears, and doors open to people with the experience and innovations that can move us quickly forward.” 

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