California-based Del Monte Foods Inc. has appointed Ashish Mallick as SVP and chief supply chain officer. Mallick will report to Del Monte Foods President and CEO Greg Longstreet and be responsible for all manufacturing, transportation and logistics, supply and demand planning, and engineering.
Mallick brings more than 30 years of experience in supply chain management to Del Monte Foods, having held leadership positions at consumer packaged goods companies, including Pinnacle Foods, Church & Dwight Co., Clairol and Dannon. During his career, Mallick has led supply chain transformation, increased plant productivity and efficiency, managed system implementation and integration, and improved capacity utilization. Mallick’s experience spans across the food industry and household, personal care products.
Most recently Mallick served as VP of supply chain strategies and manufacturing transformation for Pinnacle Foods, overseeing products and operations spanning multiple categories. Mallick started his career in plant operations, quality and engineering roles and brings broad experience in field operations and corporate responsibility.
“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. “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.”
“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. “My family and I look forward to relocating to California this summer.”
Del Monte Foods Inc. is one of the largest producers, distributors and marketers of branded food products for the U.S. retail market. Brands include Del Monte, Contadina, College Inn and S&W.
Del Monte Foods is the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited and is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd.