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Del Monte Appoints New Supply Chain Leader

April 1, 2020

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Del Monte Appoints New Supply Chain Leader
Del Monte Foods named a new Chief Supply Chain Officer, the company announced this week. Image courtesy of Flickr user jeepersmedia

Food products manufacturer Del Monte Foods Inc. made an addition to its leadership team this week with the appointment of Ashish Mallick as senior vice president and chief supply chain officer, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. In the role, Mallick will report to Del Monte Foods President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Longstreet. 

“Ashish brings tremendous supply chain experience to Del Monte Foods and will help lead our transformation efforts and the execution of our Asset Light strategy,” Longstreet said in a statement. “Our supply chain continues to be at the heart of what we do at Del Monte and Ashish will help us continue our tradition of excellence as we modernize and contemporize our supply chain systems, structure, and process.”

Mallick is joining Del Monte after serving as Vice President, Supply Chain Strategies & Manufacturing Transformation for Pinnacle Foods, where he worked across several categories. He has worked for more than three decades in supply chain management for Pinnacle, Church & Dwight, Clairol, and Dannon. 

Over his career, Mallick has overseen supply chain transformations, led initiatives to boost plant productivity and efficiency, and carried out system implementations and integrations. He also has experience in improving the utilization of plant capacities. 

“I am impressed with the quality and tradition of excellence I have found within Del Monte’s supply chain and look forward to helping the company innovate, evolve, and enhance performance,” said Mallick in the release. “My family and I look forward to relocating to California this summer.”

Powder & Bulk Solids reported on March 19 that Del Monte named David Stis as Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer to lead sales across all channels, including retail grocery and foodservice. The appointments of Stis and Mallick come at a time when sales of canned foods are spiking due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis. 

Canned meat sales in the US increased by 31.8% in the week after February 26, when US President Donald J. Trump held a press conference on the novel coronavirus, according to data gathered by Nielsen. Sales of black beans grew by 20.9% during the same time. Some reports indicate that American consumers are buying less fresh produce because of fears that it may be contaminated with COVID-19. 

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