Acosta appoints former Heinz head to board

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Acosta Sales & Marketing, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, today announced that David Moran has joined its board of directors. 

A CPG industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Moran is the former president and CEO of Heinz North America, a division of H.J. Heinz Company. In this role, Moran led the division’s core business functions of marketing, sales, finance, research and development, human resources, operations and supply chain. Moran began his career in sales with Procter & Gamble and soon after, joined the Clorox Company, where his 14-year tenure in sales included an appointment as national sales manager. 

“David is a well-respected leader in our industry, and it is our absolute privilege to welcome him to our Board of Directors,” said Acosta executive chairman Gary Chartrand. “His extensive expertise will complement our board’s diverse knowledge base and help us navigate today’s ever-changing marketplace.”

“I am looking forward to joining the board and making an impact in Acosta’s continual mission to achieve superior results for its clients and retail customers,” said Moran.

Moran is a graduate of the University of Louisville, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business Executive Education Program and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. 

Acosta provides outsourced sales, marketing and retail merchandising to more than 60% of the top brands in in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. It has 35,000 employees in more than 75 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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