1 July 2011 | Adam
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
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."