Plumrose USA names new president

JBS USA announced the appointment of Thomas Lopez to president of Plumrose USA on Jan. 9. Earlier in his career, Lopez held several senior-level positions at Kraft Foods and Kraft-Heinz Food Co., where he previously served as its president of beverages and snacks division. He also served in the US Army, earning the rank of Captain. He will lead Plumrose’s strategy and growth as well as overseeing five prepared foods facilities in Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi and Vermont. Plumrose also operates two distribution centers in Indiana and Mississippi.

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Andrew Jacobs Becomes COO of Hostess

Andrew Jacobs, who has been Hostess Brands Inc.’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, has been promoted to EVP and chief operating officer. It could be a step toward becoming CEO when Bill Toler retires early next year.

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Campbell Soup names chief diversity and inclusion officer

Monica Diaz has been appointed to the newly created position of chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Campbell Soup Co., effective Nov. 20. In this role, Ms. Diaz will lead the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy, creating new programs and enhancing existing initiatives to “foster an inclusive culture and diverse workforce that mirrors Campbell’s consumer base,” the company said. Additionally, she will act as an adviser to Campbell Soup’s leadership team.

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Hormel names new supply chain leader

Glenn Leitch has been tapped as executive vice-president of supply chain for Hormel Foods Corp. Mr. Leitch is currently group vice-president of Hormel Foods and president of Jennie-O Turkey Store. In his new role, he will lead procurement, manufacturing, logistics, research and development, and quality development for Hormel.

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