A crisp new supply chain role for Diamond Foods

6 December 2012

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6 December 2012 | Anna Reynolds

Kettle Chips-owner Diamond Foods has created a vice president of supply chain position to help the company achieve cost savings in procurement.


The company, which also owns brands including Emerald nuts and Pop Secret popcorn, has appointed David Colo as executive vice president of global operations and supply chain. Colo will have responsibility for global manufacturing, procurement and supply chain and will report to Diamond Foods’ president and CEO Brian Driscoll.

Prior to the role, Colo worked at ConAgra Foods and before this spent 16 years at Nestle-Purina.

Driscoll said: “Dave's deep manufacturing and supply chain experience will be invaluable to us as we seek to identify cost savings opportunities in procurement, operations and logistics and implement plans to drive organisational effectiveness throughout all of our operations.”

Elsewhere, car rental company CarTrawler has appointed Brian Ingarfield as CPO to the executive team to support the company’s plans for growth.

Ingarfield was previously general manager of Tour America where he spent seven years transforming its business operations. Ingarfield will take over from the current CPO Niall Turley who will move to a non-executive role on the board of directors.

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