Hain Celestial makes management changes

Christopher J. Boever and Robert Gulliver have been named to new positions at the Hain Celestial Group, Inc., while Gary W. Tickle, chief executive officer of Hain Celestial North America, will step aside.

Mr. Boever has been hired as chief customer officer and
Mr. Gulliver has been named chief human resources officer .

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Kind Healthy Snacks names new president

Michael J. Barkley has been named president and chief operating officer of Kind Healthy Snacks. He succeeds John D. Leahy, who will assume a strategic adviser role in retirement.

Mr. Barkley most recently was with Pinnacle Foods, where he was president of Boulder Brands from May 2017 to August 2018. While at Pinnacle, he was a chief marketing officer, senior vice-president and general manager of meals and sides, and senior vice-president of Birds Eye Frozen Foods. Prior to Pinnacle, he was vice-president and general manager of healthy beverages at Campbell Soup Co. He began his career as a senior product manager at Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, Inc.

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Perdue brings aboard e-commerce executive

 David Zucker has been named to the newly created position of senior vice-president of e-commerce and new ventures at Perdue Foods.

Mr. Zucker joins Perdue from Omaha Steaks International, where he was general manager and chief marketing officer since 2013. Before that, he spent two years as the c.m.o. for online vitamin and supplement company Vitacost.com, and he previously held a similar role with Gilt Groupe, an online retailer of fashion merchandise. Earlier in his career, Mr. Zucker held various marketing roles with Dell, Home Shopping Network, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Priceline.

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People Moves: ROAR Organic Hires Former Chef’s Cut Chief

Former Chef’s Cut Real Jerky CEO Bart Silvestro has joined low calorie sports drink maker ROAR Organic as president and COO, the company announced this week. Speaking with BevNET, Silvestro said he was attracted to the brand by its flavor quality and its strategy of targeting female consumers in a category that has historically struggled to attract women.

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James Quincey named Chairman of Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola president and CEO James Quincey was named the company’s new chairman, assuming the role from his predecessor as chief executive, Muhtar Kent. Kent, a 40-year veteran of the company, will remain as chairman until April when he will formally retire following the company’s 2019 annual meeting.

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