Four promoted in leadership shakeup at Hershey

Four executives have been tapped to join the Hershey Co. leadership team as four others step down to retire or pursue opportunities outside of the company.

Chuck Raup, currently vice-president of the U.S. candy, mint and gum business, has been promoted to president. He succeeds Todd Tillemans, who is leaving the company to pursue an outside opportunity.

Kristen Riggs, vice-president of innovation and strategic growth platforms, has been elevated to senior vice-president and chief growth officer. In her new role, she succeeds Mary Beth West, who will retire from the company.

Christopher M. Scalia, vice-president of global human resources, will assume the role of senior vice-president and chief human resources officer.

Hector de la Barreda has been named president of the Amplify snacking business and will now report directly to Ms. Buck.

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Bear Republic shakes up leadership team

Bear Republic Brewing Company co-founder Richard R. Norgrove will step down as CEO, the Northern California-based company announced Monday. Mr. Norgorve’s son, Richard G., will take over as the company’s chief executive.

In addition to the younger Norgrove’s transition into the CEO role, Bear Republic named long-time employee Peter Kruger as its new chief operating officer. He takes over for Richard G. Norgrove.

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Flowers elects McMullian as president and CEO

Amos Ryals McMullian Jr. has been elected president and chief executive officer of Flowers Foods, Inc. by the company’s board. He will succeed Allen L. Shiver, who intends to retire from the company and step down from the board of directors following Flowers’ annual meeting in May.

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