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STOCKTON, Calif. -- Andrew Burke has joined Diamond Foods, Inc. here as v.p. of marketing, effective June 19. Burke has extensive food industry marketing experience, serving most recently as a marketing v.p. at Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery in Modesto, Calif. Prior to Gallo, he spent seven years at Kraft Foods, Inc., in Rye Brook, N.Y., where he guided strategic marketing for a broad range of major brands including Jell-O, Altoids, and LifeSavers.
Early in his career he was an account supervisor for Young & Rubicam, Inc. advertising agency in New York.
"Andrew joins Diamond with a track record for success in consumer packaged goods marketing with a focus on brand and product development," said Michael J. Mendes, president and c.e.o. Diamond Foods. "We are pleased to have him at the head of our marketing team and leading the marketing effort for Diamond."
Burke received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and a master's in finance and marketing from Fordham University.