Bonduelle Fresh Americas, the U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Bonduelle and home of Ready Pac Foods, has appointed Andrea Montagna as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Montagna brings more than 20 years of experience at both the strategic and operational levels, delivering top-tier performance in growth-focused businesses. Montagna will be based in Irwindale, Calif.
Most recently, he served as CEO of Bonduelle Italy, where he successfully built on the company’s well-known brand and purpose-driven culture, increasing profits in his two years at the helm. Prior to joining Bonduelle Fresh Italy in January 2017, Montagna was general manager for Bolton Group and before that worked in roles of increasing responsibility for 11 years with Henkel.
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“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 says. “As the talented U.S. team charges full speed ahead toward becoming B Corp certified by 2025 under the B! Pact framework, it’s an honor to lead them in inspiring the transition to a plant-based diet for millions of Americans.”
“We feel fortunate to welcome a new CEO from within Bonduelle. Andrea has extensive knowledge of the brand’s core values and brings with him a keen sense of innovation as we embark on a new strategic future for Bonduelle Fresh Americas,” Guillaume Debrosse, group CEO of France-based Bonduelle, says. “I’m confident he will deliver a long-lasting impact on our U.S. subsidiary and stimulate the continued growth of our U.S. presence.”
Bonduelle Fresh Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bonduelle. With four processing facilities throughout the U.S., the business unit focuses on fresh vegetables, salads, and fresh meal solutions for the Americas.