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Dole Food Promotes Idrovo to Packaged Foods Prez

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- Dole Food Co. based here promoted Javier H. Idrovo to president, Dole Worldwide Packaged Foods, succeeding Peter M. Nolan, who earlier announced his retirement after 13 years with the fresh produce and floral producer and marketer.

In his new post, Idrovo will report directly to Richard J. Dahl, president and c.e.o. of Dole. Idrovo joined the company in 2001 as v.p. of strategy, and was later promoted s.v.p.. In 2005, he was named v.p. and c.f.o. of Dole Worldwide Packaged Foods. Prior to joining Dole, he worked with The Boston Consulting Group in various positions, the last being as a manager in their Los Angeles office.

Idrovo holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in engineering from Harvey Mudd College and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

The company also announced other staff promotions, including that of Brad C. Bartlett, who was promoted to s.v.p. of marketing and sales, and will reporting to Idrovo. Bartlett joined Dole in 1989 as regional sales manager after working for eight years with the Pillsbury Co. In his new position, he will have responsibility for all marketing and sales teams in the United States, Canadian and Asian markets.

Danko Stambuk was named s.v.p. of manufacturing, also reporting to Idrovo. Stambuk's responsibilities will include worldwide sourcing, production, logistics, and distribution for the division. He joined Dole in 1996 and has held management positions in Dole's Thailand and Philippine operations. Prior to joining Dole, he worked with Z Fishing Co. and Star Kist. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Nikola Tesla College in Croatia.

Allan M. Dicks, who was also named to replace Idrovo, joined Dole in 2003 and was promoted to the position of Worldwide Controller for Dole Worldwide Packaged Foods in 2005. Prior to joining Dole, Dicks was with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a Certified Public Accountant and chartered accountant and holds Bachelor degrees in both Commerce and Accounting from the University of the Wiewatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2004 revenues of $5.3 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and fresh-cut flowers. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research.
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