Charlotte, North Carolina-based Dole Food Company has announced that 25-year produce industry veteran Kim St George has joined Dole Fresh Vegetables as VP of sales, West region.
St George will focus on expanding the Dole value-added salad business while working closely with Dole’s fresh pack team in farm fresh vegetables.
St George comes to Dole from Renaissance Food Group/Calavo, where she served as VP of business development. In that role, she primarily focused on developing new customers and products in the retail, club and alternative channel segments for fresh vegetables, fruit and deli product lines.
Before that, St George worked with Mann Packing as director of sales and marketing, working with U.S. and Canadian customers to develop and manage the company’s value-added private brand and club portfolios. She also worked with Taylor Farms Retail and River Ranch Fresh Foods in the areas of marketing, innovation, sales and business development.
St George holds positions on the International Fresh Produce Association’s marketing council and the Southeast Produce Council Southern Roots women’s committee, and previously served on various United Fresh, Produce Marketing Association and Fresh Produce & Floral Council committees, as well as the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association board.
“We are very excited to have Kim join to lead our Western sales team,” said Emanuel Lazopoulos, senior VP of sales and marketing at Dole Fresh Vegetables.
“She brings decades of leadership experience, established relationships and produce knowledge across a broad set of roles and organizations. Coupled with her enthusiasm, Dole Fresh Vegetables is well positioned for continued success.”
St George has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and managerial economics from UC Davis and MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
For more information about Dole Fresh Vegetables, visit dole.com.