October 31, 2019

NatureSweet Announces New President & Chief Executive Officer 

NatureSweet Tomatoes has announced Rodolfo Spielmann as its new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

“Rodolfo brings strong passion and depth of experience to his new role as the leader of NatureSweet, as both people and business builder” said NatureSweet Executive Chairman Bryant Ambelang, “I am confident in his ability to lead the company to be the groundbreaking leader of the fresh produce industry through Unleashing the Power of People,” Ambelang said. 

Spielmann brings more than 23 years of experience leading the growth & development of organizations and brands in consumer goods companies, notably Procter & Gamble, Heinz, Del Monte, Mars, and most recently, Central Garden & Pet as President for its Pet Consumer business. His experience includes leading multiple organizations and categories across diverse geographies, including North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. 

“I am thrilled to lead a company comprised of passionate people whose success is measured as transforming the lives of the agricultural workers in North America, while having the strongest brand and the best tasting products in the market” Spielmann said. “After recently attending this year’s (PMA) Fresh Summit, I had the opportunity to meet our customers, learned about multiple ways to partner driving category growth and saw how strong our presence within the produce industry is. I am looking forward to the future growth & development of our great company.” 

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