US fresh produce firm Chiquita Brands International has named John W. Braukman III as its new senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Braukman, who previously served as chief operating officer of ITC DeltaCom, will be responsible for all aspects of the company's financial operations worldwide. He succeeds James B. Riley, who will remain with the company until the end of August to ensure a smooth transition.

In addition, Chiquita promoted Manuel Rodriguez to senior vice president of government and international affairs. Most recently, Rodriguez served as Chiquita's vice president of government affairs and associate general counsel.

The company also announced that Jill Albrinck, senior vice president of Fresh Cut Fruit, and Chris Augustijns, president of Chiquita Fresh Group - Asia, are leaving the company.