(Aug. 12) CINCINNATI — Chiquita Brands International Inc. has promoted Jeffrey Brown to senior vice president of global supply chain operations for its Chiquita Fresh Group.

Based in Antwerp, Belgium, Brown, 45, most recently served as vice president of global logistics for Chiquita Fresh. He is also president of Great White Fleet Ltd., Chiquita’s shipping subsidiary.

Brown will be responsible for global supply-chain planning, corporate procurement, ocean shipping, container fleet management, logistics and port/terminal operations in Latin America, North America and Europe, and supply-chain corporate responsibility.

Brown, who has been with Chiquita since 1982, has held operations and administrative leadership positions in planning, shipping, logistics and financial areas. He earned his master’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.