Russell Stover Hires New CEO

Russell Stover Chocolates, Kansas City Mo., has named Andrew Deister president and CEO, reports say. Deister replaces Andreas Pfluger, who became CEO after the brand was purchased by Lindt & Sprüngli in 2014. Pfluger will continue to oversee company’s NAFTA region.

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ORAL I.V. hires new director of sales

ORAL I.V., Inc., the creator of one of the only all-natural, sugar-free, stimulant-free and zero calorie hydration aids on the market, announces the hire of Dale Pinneke as Director of Sales to further the company’s continued sales growth and expansion into new markets such as health and wellness. Prior to joining ORAL I.V., Pinneke served as National Sales Director of RockTape growing the company into a multi-million dollar brand.

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Campbell Soup elevates three to leadership team

Bob Furbee has been named senior vice-president of the Campbell Soup Co. and senior vice-president of the global supply chain. Jim Sterbenz has been named senior vice-president of U.S. sales for Campbell Soup. Emily Waldorf has been promoted in her role of vice-president of corporate strategy to the Campbell Leadership Team.

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Conagra Brands names new chief information officer

Mindy Simon, vice-president of global business services at Conagra Brands, Inc., has been promoted to the role of chief information officer. In her new role, Ms. Simon will report to Dave Marberger, executive vice-president and chief financial officer. She succeeds Gerrit Schutte, who has announced plans to retire from the company and will remain on board through October to assist with the transition.

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