CHICAGO – David Stahl was named chief information officer (CIO) for Hillshire Brands Co. effective May 28, the company announced May 8.

Stahl will oversee all IT strategy and planning activities and will provide executive leadership and direction for IT for the company. He will report to Maria Henry, CFO.

“David has a proven track record of success and a strong background in quality and process improvement,” Henry said. “He will lead our information technology agenda in support of the company’s growth strategy and efficiency programs. David’s experience and strong leadership will be a great addition to our team.”

Stahl was vice president, information technology at Tellabs where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s global IT operations. He led an IT transformation program, which is credited with improved service levels, lower costs and higher operational performance of the IT function. Stahl held positions of increasing responsibility at Tellabs, from director, global quality assurance to vice president, corporate quality and customer satisfaction.

Before joining Tellabs, Stahl served in quality positions at Underwriters Laboratories Inc., 3Com Corporation’s subsidiary CommWorks, Emerson Electric and Matsushita Electric Corporation of America. He began his career at Defense Electronics Supply Center.

Stahl has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ohio Northern Univ. He serves as a member of the board of directors for the QuEST Forum, a global information technology association.