Lori Ritchey has been promoted to vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for Chiquita Brands International, Cincinnati.

Ritchey joined Chiquita in 2008 as vice president for internal audit, according to a news release.

She came to Chiquita from MeadWestvaco Corp., a Glen Allen, Va.-based consumer products packaging solutions company. Ritchey joined the company as manager of external reporting and worked up to head internal audit.

Ritchey succeeds Brian Donnan, who is retiring after 10 years with the company.