STOCKTON, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND), a leading branded food company specializing in processing, marketing and distributing culinary and snack products, has promoted Frank Morgan to Senior Vice President, Global Ingredient and International Inshell Sales. In his new role, Morgan will be responsible for all domestic and international ingredient sales as well as the company's non-U.S. inshell business. Frank has served for the last seven years as Diamond's Vice President of International Sales.

"By combining the ingredient and international teams, we will be able to take advantage of a unified go-to-market strategy and enjoy significant efficiencies in our sales and marketing efforts for these parts of our business," said Gary Ford, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Frank Morgan, who has over 40 years of experience in food sales, joined Diamond in 1979 and has held a number of international sales and marketing positions. After leaving in 1987 for positions at Dole (as VP of International Sales and Marketing) and Star Fine Foods (as President), Frank returned to Diamond in 2000 as VP of International Sales.
From the March 13, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash