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Former Danone exec joins NatureSweet

Gerardo Chavez named chief operating officer
Jillian Morgan, female, digital editor for Canadian Grocer
Gerardo Chavez
Gerardo Chavez

North American agriculture company NatureSweet has hired Gerardo Chavez as its new chief operating officer.

Chavez previously served as D2D/COO for Danone Latin America. He also previously held roles at Procter & GambleUnilever, PepsiCo and Clorox.

“NatureSweet’s commitment to transform the lives of millions of agricultural workers in North America is clear by our investment to add hundreds of hectares of controlled environment agriculture in the next few years, needed to support our accelerated growth. Providing our consumers with the best-tasting produce and our customers with the superior service and quality they deserve requires us to continue improving. Gerardo’s proven track record overseeing global supply chains for industry titans will propel our company forward,” said Rodolfo Spielmann, NatureSweet president and CEO, in a press release. “His ability to navigate complex landscapes from manufacturing to digital transformation will help spawn a new chapter of growth and efficiency.”

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