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Hershey unveils new leadership team

April 18, 2019
Food & Drink

Four executives have been named to the Hershey Co. leadership team. Steve Voskuil will join the company as senior vice-president and chief financial officer, succeeding Patricia Little, who previously announced plans to retire in May.

Mr. Voskuil will lead Hershey’s global finance organization, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, internal audit and investor relations. Most recently, he was c.f.o. at Avanos Medical, a medical device company. Previously, he was a senior finance executive at consumer packaged goods company Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Rohit Grover has been promoted to president, International. He currently is vice-president and general manager, Greater China. In his new role, he will be responsible for the company’s international businesses, including its scale markets, focused emerging markets and export priorities. Mr. Grover architected the turnaround of Hershey’s China business, including restructuring the portfolio and operating model, returning the international business to profitability. Prior to Hershey, he held marketing roles at Colgate Palmolive and MTV in India. He succeeds Steven Schiller, who has decided to pursue new senior management opportunities outside of the company.

Terry O-Day, HersheyTerrence O’Day has been named senior vice-president and chief technology and data officer, overseeing Hershey’s end-to-end technology and data strategy, including management of the company’s information technology and enterprise resource planning initiatives. He currently serves as senior vice-president and chief product supply and technology officer. His transition to full-time leadership of technology and data underscore Hershey’s commitment to its enterprise digital transformation.

Jason Reiman will advance to the role of senior vice-president and chief supply chain officer. A 20-year veteran of the company, Mr. Reiman is vice-president of supply chain operations. He has held senior executive roles leading all aspects of the supply chain, including manufacturing, engineering, supply chain planning and logistics across Hershey’s U.S. and international businesses.

Continuing in their executive leadership roles are Damien Atkins, senior vice-president and general counsel and secretary; Todd Tillemans, president, U.S.; Kevin Walling, senior vice-president and chief human resources officer; and Mary Beth West, senior vice-president and chief growth officer.

“These appointments are testament to Hershey’s internal succession planning and its ability to attract deeply experienced talent and expertise from outside of the company,” said Michele G. Buck, president and chief executive officer of the Hershey Co. “As Hershey advances its vision of becoming an innovative snacking powerhouse, these executive changes bring business continuity, exceptional leadership, operational excellence, and strategic experiences and perspectives to take our business to the next level.”

By Monica Watrous

Source: Food Business News

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