Dole also announced planned leadership changes in connection with the sale transaction. Mr. Murdock will return to the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and C. Michael Carter will assume the added role of President and Chief Operating Officer with all operating and corporate functions reporting to him. Mr. Carter will also be rejoining Dole’s board. In addition, Keith C. Mitchell, current chief financial officer of Dole’s North American Fresh Fruit business, will become Chief Financial Officer; A. Charlene Mims, currently responsible for benefits and payroll, will lead Human Resources; and both Beth Potillo, current Treasurer, and Yoon J. Hugh, current Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, will become Senior Vice Presidents with added responsibilities.“These are important leadership changes as we work toward right-sizing Dole and refocusing our businesses for growth,” said Mr. Murdock. “Michael Carter is a talented leader with a results-oriented operational focus, who as Dole’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel has worked with me in leading Dole through our most significant strategic events and challenges, since joining Dole in October 2000. Michael brings years of experience in a number of industries, with a varied history of operational and legal roles. I am confident in his ability to right-size Dole and deliver synergies within our remaining businesses.”
Stockholders Approve Sale Of Dole’s Worldwide Packaged Foods And Asia Fresh Businesses
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