Bumble Bee names new VP of national grocery accounts

Published on
April 28, 2022
Bumble Bee Seafood named Sebastian Castro-Malaspina as its new vice president of national grocery accounts.

Bumble Bee Seafood named Sebastian Castro-Malaspina as its new vice president of national grocery accounts.

With nearly 20 years of experience working across several leading consumer packaged goods suppliers, Castro-Malaspina is “known for his data-driven, cross-functional experience and passion to create, solve and win through collaboration, strong communication, exchange, and partnership,” Bumble Bee said in a press release.

Most recently, Castro-Malaspina spent eight years at Danone North America serving in a variety of sales and category management leadership roles. Prior to Danone, Castro-Malaspina also held commercial leadership positions at Coty and Church and Dwight, and worked at market research firm Nielsen Company.

“Sebastian brings a wealth of industry knowledge, diverse background, a thirst to drive positive and sustainable results, along with a genuine passion to support others,” Bumble Bee Senior Vice President of Sales Laura Chamberlain said. “He will be a great compliment in our efforts to drive impact for the Bumble Bee house of brands.”

Castro-Malaspina’s will oversee sales leaders to elevate relationships and drive efficiencies with retailers including Kroger, Albertsons, Ahold/Delhaize, Publix, HEB, and HyVee.

Castro-Malaspina will be responsible for providing strategic leadership by utilizing category, customer, and consumer insight information to support development and execution of effective and sustainable sales initiatives for the company.

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