WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. - Del Monte Foods Inc. has named David Stis as the company’s senior vice president and chief customer officer. Stis will be over all company sales channels including retail grocery and foodservice, and have a key role in leading the company’s growth and expansion. 

"We're excited to have David on board to drive top line sales growth and help lead the execution of our key commercial strategies," said Greg Longstreet, president and chief executive officer of Del Monte Foods. "David's initial focus will be to strengthen the sales of our core products and expand sales of our new products within traditional categories, new categories, and emerging sales channels." 

 Previously, Stis spent 22 years at PepsiCo/Frito Lay, Plano, Texas, where he served as vice president of sales in various roles. Most recently, he was the vice president of sales for Dean Foods, Dallas, Texas, where he led the company’s $3 billion-in-revenue national account. 

"I love Del Monte's growing pipeline of new product innovation and look forward to digging in and collaborating with the team to help grow revenue and profitability," said Stis.