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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- Dole Food Co. here promoted Keith Mitchell to v.p./c.f.o. for Dole Fresh Fruit N.A. In his new role Mitchell, who will begin his new post on May 8, will be responsible for the financial management of Dole's North American fresh fruit operations.
Mitchell joined Dole in 1993 as internal audit manager in Dole's Westlake Village location. In 1995 he was appointed director of European financial reporting for Dole's operations in Paris, and in 1997 he was named European controller. His most current position was director of finance and administration, Dole Fresh Fruit Europe, in which position he was based in Hamburg, Germany.
Said Richard Dahl, president and c.o.o.: "Keith has a tremendous background for his new role. He has participated in the strong success of Dole's European market, and we are pleased we can use his skills as we grow and diversify our successful North American market."
Dole Food Co., with 2005 revenues of $5.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and fresh-cut flowers. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research.