Kraft names new exec. v.p., supply chain
July 1, 2011
by Meat & Poultry Staff
NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Kraft Foods, parent company of the Oscar Mayer brand, announced Daniel Myers, will join the company in September as executive vice president, supply chain. He will lead the functional groups making up the company's integrated supply chain, including procurement, manufacturing, engineering and customer service and logistics.
Myers succeeds David Brearton, current executive vice president and chief Financial officer. He will report to Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO, and be a member of the company's executive team.
"Daniel has extensive experience driving cost savings across complex global supply chains - in food, beverages and many other products," Rosenfeld said. "This expertise will complement our current End-to-End Cost Management initiatives, including Project SAVOR in Procurement and Lean Six Sigma in Manufacturing. I'm confident that Daniel's leadership can accelerate efficiencies in our operations, which fuels our virtuous growth cycle."
For the last 33 years, Myers was employed at Procter & Gamble. Most recently, he served as vice president, product supply, where he led the supply chain function for P&G's Global Hair Care business and had coordination responsibilities for the $28 billion Beauty & Grooming business, including manufacturing operations that supported sales in more than 170 countries.