Saputo Inc. has made several changes to its senior management team, moves the company said are “aimed at further supporting its operations and growth strategy.”
Carl Colizza has been named president and chief operating officer for North America. He joined Saputo in 1998 as an engineer and has held several senior management positions in the Dairy Division (Canada). In 2002, he was promoted to director of engineering and in 2007 was elevated to vice-president of engineering and environmental affairs. In 2009, he was named senior vice-president of operations, and in 2014 he became senior vice-president of business development. He has been president and COO of the Dairy Division (Canada) since 2015 and president and COO of the Dairy Division (Argentina) since April 2018.
Frank Guido has been appointed president and c.o.o. for the Dairy Division (Canada). Guido has been with Saputo since 2015 and most recently was senior vice-president of operations, supply chain and continuous improvement. Before joining Saputo, he was senior vice-president of supply chain at Maple Leaf Foods Inc. for nearly five years. Earlier, he spent more than four years at Canada Bread Co., Ltd. as vice-president of supply chain and vice-president of supply chain — frozen bakery.
Saputo produces, markets and distributes an array of dairy products, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products, and dairy ingredients. Saputo is the largest cheese manufacturer and the leading fluid milk and cream processor in Canada, the top dairy processor in Australia and the second largest in Argentina. In the United States, Saputo ranks among the top three cheese producers and is one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products.