James M. Langrock has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. He succeeds Pasquale (Pat) Conte, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
Mr. Langrock joined Hain Celestial in November 2015 as senior vice-president, finance and treasurer. He brings more than 25 years of experience in financial and executive leadership positions to his new role. Prior to joining the company, he was executive vice-president and c.f.o. of Monster Worldwide, Inc., a recruiting company. He also served in senior finance positions at Motorola, Inc., Symbol Technologies and Citibank, N.A. He has a master’s degree in business administration from Hofstra University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from James Madison University. He is a certified public accountant.
“James has been an important part of our finance team since joining the company, and more recently James has taken a leadership position as we completed our accounting review and finalized our audit,” said Irwin D. Simon, founder, president and chief executive officer of Hain Celestial. “We are pleased James will continue to provide his invaluable financial and operational expertise as we implement our strategic initiatives to better position Hain Celestial for our long-term success.”
Mr. Conte was named executive vice-president and c.f.o. of Hain Celestial in September 2015. He joined the company in 2009, having previously acted as a financial consultant to the company.
“We thank Pat for all his contributions to Hain Celestial over the past eight years from worldwide financial reporting to strategic initiatives, including productivity, and we wish him well in all his future endeavors,” Mr. Simon said.
By Monica Watrous
Source: Food Business News
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