CHICAGO – Kraft Heinz Canada tapped Nina Barton as the company’s next president effective Jan. 1, 2019. She is replacing Carlos Piani, who will remain with the company in a newly created role of Head of Strategic Initiatives and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Barton has spent nine years in various roles with Kraft Heinz. She currently is president of Global Digital Online Growth at the company’s co-headquarters in Chicago.

“I’m excited to return back home as head of Kraft Heinz Canada,” Barton said. “The Canadian environment offers many challenges and exciting opportunities, and I look forward to working with the team and building on the many successes that Piani has created.”

Barton was raised in Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto. She has a Bachelor’s degree from McGill Univ. in Montreal and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the Univ. of Pennsylvania.

“Over the last three years, I have had the honor of leading Kraft Heinz in Canada and am proud to be leaving a business that is both a leader and innovator in the food and beverage industry,” Piani said. "I am confident that with Nina’s unique experience and history of success, she will deliver strong results for Canada.”