The Dole Food Company adds executives to its sales and operations teams

Charlotte, NC – Dole Foods Corporation today announced the appointment of Dan Welk as Vice President of Sales for its Dole Diversified North America division.

With over 25 years of production experience with companies including Del Monte, Earthbound, Mann Packing and a previous position with Dole Fresh Vegetables earlier in his career, Dan will be part of the senior leadership team and will be responsible for sales of Nordic berry and grape products. and assorted American citrus.

“I am so grateful to have this opportunity to join the team. My beginnings in the production world got me started with Dole, so it felt like a bit of a homecoming,” Wilk stated.

Dole Diversified North America (DDNA) continues to expand and grow its business with its portfolio of berries, grapes, citrus and other fruit products. Wilk’s addition responds to a dynamic and strategic initiative to continue the momentum forward for Dole’s success in the berry segment and provides additional leadership to achieve growth goals.

“Adding Dan to the team will help us continue the retail growth of our business and bring his wealth of experience and customer focus to support Dole Diversified in our expansion plans,” said Rob Russo, General Manager, Dole Diversified North America. “We look forward to the contributions Dan will make to support the team and move the business forward with new opportunities for customers as we increase our supply sources.”

Russo also announced that Rosie Durak, DDNA’s current Senior Director of Systems and Finance, has been appointed to take on the role of Vice President of Operations for the division. Dworak has been with Dole Diversified for the past five years and has been instrumental in advancing and expanding the business. Dworak will be responsible for the operations, finance and business systems areas of the division in North America.

About Dol Food Company

The Dole Food Company, part of Dole plc, is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of high quality fresh fruit and vegetables. Dole is an industry leader in many of the products it sells, as well as in nutritional education. For more information, please visit

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