Conagra, which last month tapped Coca-Cola’s ranks for its new chief strategy officer, has now turned to a Unilever exec for its new executive VP and chief supply chain officer.
Ale Eboli will assume the role Aug. 2, replacing the retiring Dave Biegger. Eboli will be tasked with end-to-end supply chain responsibilities, leading the manufacturing, procurement, environment, health and safety, plant quality, logistics, and transportation and warehousing teams for the No. 66 consumer goods company.
Most recently head of supply chain, North America for The Unilever Group, Eboli has more than two decades of global end-to-end supply chain leadership within the consumer goods industry, holding a range of finance, planning, distribution, logistics and manufacturing leadership roles.
At Unilever, he oversaw manufacturing facilities and co-manufacturers producing personal care, food and ice cream products, as well as the related planning, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, quality, manufacturing excellence and customer service functions.
"Ale is an exceptional leader who brings a proven track record of success in strengthening supply chain operations," said Sean Connolly, Conagra president and CEO, in a statement. "We are excited to welcome him to Conagra, and I look forward to working together to ensure we deliver exceptional value for all of our stakeholders."
Eboli called it an exciting time to join the Chicago-based company. "The company offers a culture of success, an exceptionally talented employee base, and a strong portfolio of iconic and emerging brands. I look forward to bringing my expertise to Conagra to help accelerate innovation and growth," he commented.
The executive will lead all aspects of PMI’s supply chain operations in the North America and EMEA regions – including sales, demand and supply planning, sourcing, manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics.