Dannon announces executive appointments

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Yogurt company Dannon has expanded its senior management team with three executive appointments.

Eric O'Toole, SVP sales at Dannon, was named SVP of the company's new foodservice and restaurant business unit, where he will be responsible for sales, marketing and operations. Additionally, Luciano Lopez-May, VP sales strategy and planning, was named SVP sales. In this role, Lopez-May is responsible for leading sales strategy and resource allocation, including the development of customer partnerships and new business opportunities. Meanwhile, Sergio Fuster, VP marketing for Danone Mexico, was named SVP marketing at Dannon.

"We see big opportunities for the yogurt category to continue to grow, and we are dedicated to strengthening our company with continued investments in leadership and new business models. Eric, Lucho and Sergio are key to this evolution," Dannon president and CEO Gustavo Valle said. "All of these talented individuals have evolved from their previous assignments within the company, which is a testament to the fact that Dannon and Danone is a great place to grow your career. Additionally, the establishment of our new foodservice and restaurant business unit will support Dannon’s ventures in new distribution channels.”