Gomes to join Tree Top next month

Gomes to join Tree Top next month

US fruit group Tree Top has named Dairy Farmers of America executive Keith Gomes its new CEO.

The co-op said Gomes will take the role on 5 January, replacing Tom Stokes, who announced plans to retire a year ago. Since 2008, Gomes has been COO for Dairy Farmers of America's global dairy products group.

Randy Smith, Tree Top's chairman, said: "It was a very lengthy and thorough vetting process to secure a candidate we're confident can continue to propel Tree Top as an industry leader. Keith's extensive experience in strategic planning and proven ability to successfully execute and drive business and profitability goals in a large organisation contributed greatly to his selection."