Lee Cole

President and Chief Executive Officer
Lee Cole rejoined Calavo as President and Chief Executive Officer in March of 2023. Lee previously served as Calavo’s President & CEO from 1999 to 2020, as a Director of Calavo for 39 years, and as Chairman of the Board for 28 years. He was responsible for bringing Calavo into the publicly traded market and making it one of the largest avocado companies in the world, as well as being instrumental in the acquisition of Renaissance Food Group, which is now known as Calavo’s Prepared business.