“I’m delighted to serve in this role as CEO for Bonduelle Fresh Americas and bring my perspective to the business, particularly during such an important and pivotal time for the food industry,” Montagna said in a statement.
Bonduelle Fresh Americas has 3,200 employees, including 1,800 in Irwindale. It runs four processing facilities in the United States that focus on fresh vegetables, salads, snacks and prepared meals for the Americas market, under Ready Pac Foods, Bistro, Ready Snax, Cool Cuts and Bonduelle Fresh Picked brands. The parent company acquired it as Ready Pac Foods in 2017.
Bonduelle SCA ended its fiscal 2021 June 30, reporting $3.2 billion in revenue, of which it attributed $1.7 billion to its non-European operations.
“In North America, the fresh ready-to-eat business activity posted solid growth over the financial year, helped by a favorable comparison base and the gradual reopening of restaurants in Q3,” the company said in an Aug. 2 statement.
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