Kraft hires Myers as new supply chain chief

1 July 2011

1 July 2011 | Adam Leach
 

KraftFoods has appointed Daniel Myers to the role of executive vice-president of supply chain.

Myers, who was previously vice-president of supply operations at Procter & Gamble (P&G), will assume overall responsibility for procurement, manufacturing, engineering and other departments involved in Kraft’s supply chain. He will take up the position in September.

Myers appointment comes after the promotion of his predecessor David Brearton to chief financial officer in May.

He has worked at P&G for 33 years, and as supply chief for the group’s beauty and grooming business - which has revenues of $28 billion (£17.4 billion) – he oversaw manufacturing operations in more than 170 countries. In that role he also tripled cost savings within three years. Myers will report directly to Kraft Food’s chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld.

Rosenfeld said in a statement: "Daniel has extensive experience driving cost savings across complex global supply chains – in food, beverages and many other products. This expertise will complement our current end-to-end cost management initiatives. I'm confident that Daniel's leadership can accelerate efficiencies in our operations, which fuels our virtuous growth-cycle."

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