Hershey makes senior leadership changes

The Hershey Company announced a series of personnel moves it said would help accelerate global growth.

Executives involved in the changes which take effect May 13 include Humberto Alfonso, David Tacka, Michele Buck, E. Daniel Vucovich, D. Michael Wege and Waheed Zaman

"Hershey is well positioned in the marketplace and our momentum in the U.S. and key international markets gives us confidence in our business strategy," said John P. Bilbrey, Hershey president and CEO. "These organizational enhancements will help accelerate our global growth by broadening and leveraging our leadership expertise, knowledge and capabilities across the company. We have an experienced management team, great talent throughout the organization and the right vision, strategy, talent and brands to win wherever we compete."

Alfonso will become president of international after serving as CFO and chief administrative officer. Tacka will become SVP and CFO after previously serving as chief accounting officer. Buck will become president of North America after serving as the company’s chief growth officer. Vucovich was named SVP and chief commercial officer after serving as head of the company’s U.S. business. Wege, currently chief commercial officer, will become SVP and chief growth and marketing officer.

Zaman will join the company as SVP and chief administrative officer after holding positions with Chiquita Brands International and Procter & Gamble.


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