Former Hormel executive joins Del Monte Foods
Aug. 17, 2017
by Rebekah Schouten
Gregory Longstreet has been named CEO of Del Monte Foods, effective Sept. 5.
SAN FRANCISCO — Gregory Longstreet has been named CEO of Del Monte Foods, Inc., a subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Ltd., effective Sept. 5.
Longstreet joins Del Monte from Hormel Foods Corp., where he served as president and CEO of Farmer John Foods and was most recently president and CEO of Hormel’s CytoSport Inc. In this position, his responsibilities included brand and product expansion within the beverage, bar and powder segments of the sports nutrition category, with a focus on brand development, new product introductions and multi-channel expansion. Longstreet was also previously director of marketing and new product development at Dole Packaged Foods for Dole Foods Co. Inc., and held sales and marketing leadership roles as vice president within Dole’s Fresh Vegetables division.
“Greg has over 25 years of work experience in the food industry, having held critical commercial roles in sales, marketing and general management, including as president and CEO,” Del Monte said. “He has led FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) companies with agricultural businesses that are vertically integrated, has led successful growth within various businesses and has managed diverse manufacturing and supply chain operations. He also held a number of leadership roles requiring substantial transformation management across categories, business models and company cultures.”