Photo: Dan Riley, Market Manager North America – Zespri
Zespri has announced the opening of a New York office in 2022 and the appointment of a new chief for North America. Dan Riley will take over from Glen Arrowsmith as market manager North America in addition to launching the New York office.
Giorgio Comino, executive officer Europe and North America, said, “We would like to thank Glen for successfully laying the foundation of our North American business. He has been a key pillar in building the business and organisation into what it is today – a thriving business with an exceptionally engaged and high-performing team. We are also excited to have Dan join our team as he brings width and depth of commercial experience and business leadership. As he builds on the strong foundation that Glen spearheaded, we can bring our growth to the next level in the coming years.”
Prior to joining Zespri, Riley held various sales roles at PespsiCo, Nestle’ Waters and Coca Cola, where he progressed to the role of Regional Director, Venturing and Emerging Brands. He has a strong background in sales leadership across mature and emerging brands; coaching and developing sales teams; building distribution networks; and nurturing consumer relationships.
His more recent positions include entrepreneurial start-ups including Vice President of National Sales with Cloud Water brands.
“I am excited to be joining such an outstanding organization as Zespri. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead this exceptional brand team in North America, and I look forward to supporting and strengthening our distributor and customer partnerships at the start of the new season and beyond,” said Riley.