( Del Monte Fresh )

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Del Monte Fresh Produce NA has appointed Scott Owens vice president of sales and product management.

Owens will head the company’s banana, pineapple and melon programs, according to a news release.

“We are thrilled to have appointed Scott to this new role,” Danny Dumas, senior vice president of sales and product management, said in the release.

“As the previous vice president of sales and product management (for the banana and pineapple program), I personally know that this position is in good hands and that Scott will have a positive impact on our banana, pineapple and melon programs.”

Dumas said in the release Owens’ expertise in customer engagement and brand development will bring a fresh perspective to the company.

The release said Owens has had roles with Wonderful Citrus, Chiquita Brands International and General Mills, among others.